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- As a parent or young person, do I have to consider mediation as part of the trial?
- How can a parent or young person request a health or social care recommendation?
- How can I get help with this?
- What does this mean for local areas?
- What does this mean for parents and young people?
- What is the National Trial?
- When can a parent or young person request recommendations about the health and social care elements of an EHC plan?
What does this mean for local areas?
The Trial places responsibility on local authority SEND teams to:
1. Inform parents and young people of their new rights through decision letters and the local offer
2. Provide evidence to the Tribunal from the health and social care bodies in response to any issues raised within the timeframe set by the Tribunal, seeking permission to bring additional witnesses to the hearing as necessary
3. If a recommendation has been made, send the health and social care response letters to the evaluators at SENDletters@IFFResearch.com.
It also places responsibility on health and social care commissioners to:
1. Respond to any request for information and evidence within the timeframe set by the Tribunal
2. Send a witness to attend the hearing as required
3. Respond to the parent/young person and the LA SEND team within 5 weeks of a recommendation being made, setting out the steps they have decided to take or giving reasons why they are not going to follow the recommendation.