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Disagreements, Mediation, Tribunals & Appeals

Disagreements

If you are unhappy with the SEN Panel’s decision, you may wish to discuss the matter further with the SENCo at your child's school. You can also contact the SEN team on 0118 937 2674 or email sen@brighterfuturesforchildren.org   If we are unable to resolve your concerns, you may wish to contact Reading Information, Advice & Support Service for SEN (formerly The Parent Partnership Service), which is a service that all authorities are legally required to provide for parents and carers who have a child with special educational needs, with or without a statement, contact details below.

Mediation

Although part of Reading Borough Council, Reading Information, Advice & Support Service for SEN (formerly The Parent Partnership), offers impartial advice and support. Lesley Chamberlain is the coordinator and can be contacted on 0118 937 3421 or email: iass@brighterfuturesforchildren.org  www.brighterfuturesforchildren.org

Helpline open: Monday 9.30-1pm; Wednesday 10am-6pm; Friday 1pm; 9.30am-1pm Term time only - Messages can be left at any time.

You can also contact our regional Global Mediation Service on 0800 064 4488

 Tribunals & Appeals

 You may also appeal to the Special Education Needs and Disability Tribunal. The Code of Practice states that families should request mediation to discuss their concerns before registering an appeal. The address of the tribunal is:

 Special Educational Needs & Disability Tribunal
1st Floor
Darlington Magistrates Court
Parkgate
DL1 1RU

 Tel: 01325 289350

e-mail: sendistqueries@hmcts.gsi.gov.uk

 

Who to contact

Telephone
0118 937 2674
E-mail
sen@brighterfuturesforchildren.org

Where to go

Name
Reading Borough Council
Address
Civic Offices
Bridge Street
Reading
Postcode
RG1 2LU

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.

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