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Children’s rights to appeal and make a claim to the Special Educational Needs Tribunal for Wales - Statutory guidance for local authorities

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The Education (Wales) Measure 2009 gives children and young persons the right to initiate legal proceedings in the Special Educational Need Tribunal for Wales (SENTW) themselves.

This means that they may make an appeal in relation to their special educational needs to the SENTW themselves. They can also make a claim about disability discrimination in school.

The Measure places a number of duties on local authorities to give affect to these new rights. These duties include the requirement on local authorities’ to ensure that children are made aware of their rights and have appropriate access to support services when required.

This document provides local authorities with a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities and signposts to good practice established.