Welcome

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WEBSITE IS FOR PARENTS OF PUPILS WITH STATEMENTS OF SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS UNDER THE EDUCATION ACT 1996.  

WE ALSO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO ASSIST WITH THE TRANSITION PROCESS FOR PUPILS WHOSE STATEMENT IS EITHER IN THE PROCESS OF BEING TRANSFERRED, OR WILL IN THE NEAR FUTURE,  TO AN ‘EDUCATION, HEALTH AND CARE PLAN’ AS A RESULT OF THE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES ACT 2014.

ALL STATEMENTS MUST BE TRANSFERRED TO AN EDUCATION, HEALTH AND CARE PLAN BY:

1 APRIL 2018.

 

Parents in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales: please see Links and Resources

the system

We know that the ‘system’ can be confusing and sometimes frightening. We give you the information and strategies you need to succeed in working with the system.
There is general advice, such as how to deal with meetings and writing letters, as well as detailed information about key things such as Annual Reviews, Transfer Reviews and Appeals. Sometimes we refer you to other places where you can get help.
If you feel there is something missing, contact us through the Feedback form and if we can we will add the information to the website.  Where we are aware that another charity or organisation provides relevant information we have provided a link – and hope you will return for the next stage of your journey.
Feedback

the system is changing

This website deals with the ‘old’ system in England. A new system started on 1 September 2014. This website will be updated to reflect the changes as there will be period of time, between now and 1 April 2018, when some children and young people with statements will continue to be covered by the Education Act 1996, whereas others will come under the new Children and Families Act 2014.  Please see links in right hand column for the latest Transition guidance, issued at the end of August, to work out you and your child’s current situation.

All Local Authorities in England must publish a timetable providing dates for year groups when the Local Authority will be initiating transition for pupils with statements to Education, Health and Care plans.

Transition guidance

 

everyone is different

To keep things simple on the site we use the words child and parent. We hope other adults, and those working with young people rather than children, will understand.
We give the best advice we can, but it can only be guidance, and ASSET will not be held responsible for any adverse outcome.

don’t give up

The help you can get for your child may transform their life. It won’t be easy, but the harder and longer you persist the more likely you are to win. We have been through the process ourselves, and we know how tough it can be. Don’t give up.

thank you

Thank you very much to the Big Lottery Fund for the grant which made this website possible.
Lottery Funded