Share your views on SEND mediation standards

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Monday 22 January 2024

Tags: mediation

The Civil Mediation Council and the College of Mediators in England is consulting parents and professionals on a new set of requirements that mediators must meet to become a SEND Accredited Mediator.

Mediation is a way of resolving problems with the help of an independent person. The mediator is trained to help each side express their views and reach an agreement.

If you want to appeal a local authority decision about your child’s EHC needs assessment or plan, most of the time you need to contact a mediation service first. While you don’t have to use the service, many parents do.

You might want to respond to this consultation if you have any thoughts to share from a mediation experience.

You can read the proposed standards and respond to the mediation standards consultation online.

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