Education is a human right. SEND children should not be denied it!

by Support SEND Kids

Education is a human right. SEND children should not be denied it!

by Support SEND Kids
Support SEND Kids
Case Owner
One in six pupils in England have recognised special educational needs - we believe these kids are being left behind in the pandemic with an access system not able to adapt to their needs.
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One in six pupils in England have recognised special educational needs - we believe these kids are being left behind in the pandemic with an access system not able to adapt to their needs.
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Children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) across the UK are being denied access to their right to education.  

The Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) system was created with the aim that SEND families can seek the support their child needs, but that is far from reality, with more than 400 Local Authorities all having different processes and rules. 

As a result, to access the additional support SEND children are legally entitled to, their families have to navigate a complex legal system - often families instruct lawyers, and undertake a protracted legal fight, just to obtain what their children desperately need and are entitled to.

Even if the SEND family has the means, the energy, and the ability to fight, and they win, they still lose – they don’t recover the professional fees, the process is exhausting, plus while the fight is going on their SEND child will have lost months, if not years of precious, time sensitive support.

It’s a lose lose situation for SEND children.


We want SEND families to be able to navigate the legal process and the system clearly, without delay, without expensive legal bills, and without stress.  


Our plan

1. Build Support SEND Kids (SSK) Hub. It’s a community-based practical and legal knowledge store to help SEND parents self-serve (for free) into the legal and practical knowledge needed by their children to access their human right to an education.

2. Redevelop legal and non-legal SEND content and information so that SEND parents can obtain legal information in a user-friendly, interactive manner.

3. Create a speaker series of lawyers, SEND advisors and advocates so that SEND parents can ask questions directly, but also ensure that all that content is readily available for families going forward.

But we can’t do it without your support… 

We need to raise £10,000 to build a SEND knowledge base, to re-engineer legal information, and to create an interactive tool to help SEND families navigate the system


What parents have to say:

“As both a lawyer and a mother to a disabled child, I have been horrified by the EHCP system. The thought of all the children missing out on education they are entitled to because of the way in which the system is run is just horrendous," Caroline Withers.

“The EHCP process was one of the most exhausting, difficult things I’ve ever done. There are a huge number of organisations doing great work but navigating all the resources is a challenge in itself. A one-stop-shop service like this will be so valuable,"  Victoria Fox.


Children are children for such a short time. We want to give each SEND kid the childhood they deserve enabling them to grow into adults with fulfilling lives where every opportunity is available to them.

With your support, we can give more to those who need help. More time, more care, more space for the important things like jumping in puddles, watching movies, playing sports, just watching our children grow, and – importantly - less time being overwhelmed, drowning in paperwork, feeling lost and not knowing where to turn.

Your donation, however big or small, will help us make lasting change for SEND children. Please share this page on social media or via email and WhatsApp with friends and family.

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