The Department for Education and Ministry of Justice jointly chaired advisory group will advise on the special educational needs and disabilities review of disagreement resolution.
Terms of reference
The aim of the group is for the Department for Education and Ministry of Justice to lead a review of special educational needs and disabilities disagreement resolution arrangements, as required by the Children and Families Act 2014. The group will:
- advise on issues concerning the scope of the review
- advise on delivery of the review
- discuss the progress of the review, including the evaluation of a tribunal pilot
- ensure that the views and expertise of interested parties are represented
- advise on the report to Parliament on the outcomes of the review
The Department for Education and Ministry of Justice jointly chaired the advisory group on the special educational needs and disabilities review of disagreement resolution.
The government’s report on the review was laid before Parliament on 29 March 2017 and was published alongside the Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Research (CEDAR) review.
|Chair: Ann Gross, Director of Special Needs and Children’s Services Strategy||Department for Education|
|Chair: Richard Mason, Deputy Director of Civil Justice, Administrative Justice, Coroners, Burials, Cremations and Inquiries||Ministry of Justice|
|Flora Goldhill, Director of Children, Families and Social Inclusion||Department of Health|
|Steph Brivio, Assistant Director of Child Protection||Children’s Social Care|
|Paul Rowsell, Deputy Director of Democracy||Department for Communities and Local Government|
|Judge Meleri Tudur, Deputy Chamber President of the First-tier Tribunal, Health, Education and Social Care Chamber||First-tier Tribunal (SEN and Disability)|
|Deborah Laycock, Public Policy Manager||Healthwatch England|
|Mike Chew, Assistant Director of Children’s Commissioning||NHS England - Clinical Commissioning Groups|
|Lee Bennett, Head of Patient Experience (Complaints, Quality Assurance and Staff)||NHS England|
|Tim Miller, Head of Policy and Communications||Local Government Ombudsman|
|Alison Moulds, Policy and Insight Officer||Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman|
|Christine Lenehan, Chief Executive||Council for Disabled Children|
|Jane McConnell, Chief Executive (the national information and advice organisation on SEN disputes)||Independent Parental Special Education Advice (IPSEA)|
|Dan Leighton, the National Autistic Society||Special Education Consortium (SEC)|
|Liz Hobson, Senior Adviser||Local Government Association (LGA)|
|Mary Cava, SEN Implementation Manager||Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS)|
|Sherann Hillman, NNPCF Co-Chair and NNPCF Regional Representative North West||National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF)|
The group is due to meet up to 3 times a year.
Summaries of the SEND advisory group meetings: