Legal Rights

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Parent Carers Needs Assessments

Our Legal Entitlements and Problem-Solving (LEaP) Project has received a request from a parent explaining that her local authority has ...
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‘Vulnerable’ Does Not Mean ‘at Risk of Harm’

Since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, we have heard people who are more likely to be ‘at risk’ by ...
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Guidance for Councils and Care Providers During the Coronavirus Crisis

Back in March, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO) suspended all casework activity that demands information from, or ...
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One Family’s Experience of a ‘Child in Need’ Assessment

In England and Wales, local authorities are under a duty to assess the social care needs of children who meet ...
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Children’s Services Duties ‘Relaxed’ in England but not in Wales

England A new set of regulations came into force in England on Friday 23 April which have controversially relaxed some ...
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Welsh Government Issues New Guidance

On 21 April the Welsh Government issued new guidance on how children’s services should operate during the Covid-19 outbreak. The ...
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Direct Payments and Prepaid Cards Success for LEaP Project

Sophie, our LEaP Project co-ordinator, explains how we helped families with disabled children in one particular English local authority. The ...
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Factsheet: Complaints, Public Bodies and Government Guidance

The law that parents of disabled children and their supporters may have to deal with can be very complicated. We ...
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Coronavirus Act: an Overview for England and Wales

By now you will probably be aware of the Coronavirus Act 2020 (The Act) and its potential impact on social ...
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Getting school transport for your disabled child

In October 2019, Margaret contacted our LEaP Project to thank us for the information within our to School Transport Guide ...
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