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Give parents/carers/guardians of SEND people rights to attend decision panels

Submitted by Julia Gerrard on Tuesday 9th January 2024

Published on Thursday 18th January 2024

Current status: Open

Open until: Thursday 18th July 2024

Current Signatures: 1,732
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Give parents/carers/guardians of SEND people rights to attend decision panels

Petition Details

I am petitioning for parents, and legal guardians/carers of children and adults with special needs and disabilities to have a right to be present at Local Authority decision panels, when decisions are being made regarding their care and education (eg. EHCPs and social care).

Additional Information

This is my petition for families, guardians and carers to be allowed to be present at LA decision panels. We believe families, guardians and carers need to be able to advocate for the needs of the person they care for, from the perspective of lived-experience. We think some requests are being dismissed by decision panels without adequate insight or understanding. These decisions can have a life affecting impact.


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