North East Law Centre has operated an Education Advice Service for several years which aims to reach vulnerable and disadvantaged groups. The service provides advice and support around school admission appeals, exclusion reviews, home-school transport, objections to the Schools Adjudicator, and complaints to the Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman.
The demand for this service has significantly increased over the past few years, specifically around school admission appeals and school exclusions, as parents with school aged children are systematically denied access to justice because they are unaware of their rights.
With funding from the AB Charitable Trust and The Community Foundation Wellesley, the service is now better integrated with all our other services to provide more holistic, family-centred, support and assistance to meet the needs of our beneficiaries and their families.
The service also adopts a rights-based approach to improve the school admission experience for all parties and to help reduce exclusion, isolation, bullying, as well as the and the impact of domestic abuse on children and young people’s education.
How to access the service
Full details of the service, including what we can and cannot offer support with, can be found here.
Our free Education Law Advisors can be reached using our contact form or the details at the bottom of this page.