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You need to obtain a statement of special educational needs. This is done through your local council.
If they refuse to do this the decision must be given in writing. Also they must explain how your child's needs will be met inside and outside school.
You can appeal to the special educational needs and disability tribunal if you disagree with the council’s decisions.
Before you appeal, see if you can discuss the problem with your school or the council.
A free mediation service in your area can help you do this.
The service will bring you, the school and the council together to see if you can work out a solution.
You don’t have to try this, but if you do it won’t affect your right to appeal.
If the council will not budge you can appeal to the tribunal whose details are below:
First-tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability) Mowden Hall
Telephone: 01325 392 760
Fax: 01325 391 080
or 01325 391 310
There is an appeal form which you must complete. This can be obtained from the tribunal if you e-mail them using the details shown above.
As the tribunal hearing is similar to a court hearing and the issues can be complex, it would be advisable to obtain legal advice before lodging an appeal.