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Special Educational Needs in Southampton

Special Educational Needs in Southampton

Every child has the right to an Education.

As specialist special educational needs (SEN) solicitors, our role is to understand the circumstances you are in and get you the best help available. Our team of Southampton special educational needs solicitors are ready and waiting to provide that support.

Special educational needs (SEN) can amount to any difficulty a child or young person has in accessing education as it can impact how a person learns. If a child or young person has a learning difficulty, provisions should be made.

Special educational needs can have a substantial impact on:

  • Ability to understand
  • Behaviour
  • Concentration levels
  • Physical ability
  • Reading
  • Social skills
  • Writing
  • Hearing and/or visual impairment

If a young person has difficulty in accessing education and requires support beyond that typically made available for young people of the same age, they likely have special educational needs.

In general, the UK’s support system for SEN works well, but of course, there are instances where it does not provide the levels of support expected. In these situations, you may wish to challenge a Local Authorities decisions and processes. It’s very important to select an experienced SEN solicitor like ourselves, to fight your corner.

Our special educational needs team can help with the following SEN areas:

  • Challenging an EHC
  • Disability discrimination
  • Issues accessing transport
  • Exclusion and admission appeals
  • Home tuition
  • Difficulties accessing a Home Education package
  • If a local authority is failing to recognise SEN needs of a child
  • Switching a statement of SEN over to an EHC (Education, Health, and Care plan)

If you are living with a child with SEN needs or if you are not sure whether your child or young person has educational needs, you should speak to our specialist solicitors. Our team will provide support and advice to gain the best outcome for your child.

To speak to one of our Southampton specialist education solicitors for any legal advice or guidance, please call our team on 0333 202 7175 or email

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