Collis Mediation Ltd
Collis Mediation Ltd

SEN Consultancy Service

After four years of successfully providing the SEN Mediation and Disagreement Resolution Service for the Special Educational Needs department of various Local Education Authorities, involvement in 400+ SEN cases; and our extensive involvement of SEN systems and processes at the highest level, we, along with SEN senior managers have collectively identified a shortfall in the available expertise and resources in local authorities and schools at an operational and management level regarding critical aspects of navigating complex cases through the EHC SEN process and associated SEN ACoP, such as tribunal preparation, evidence based decision making, avoiding judicial review, local level obligations and mitigating risk; to name a few.


Unlike the Mediation and Disagreement Resolution Service which are impartial and independent of the LA, our SEN Consultancy Services work ‘for the LA and schools’ providing our extensive experience to offer advice and support in line with current legislative guidelines, case reviews (‘stress testing’), school support, risk reports, mitigating action plans and much more.

           Approachable and non-judgemental.             Great service

DK (Head Teacher)

Through our experienced and specialist SEN Team, we are able to help with: -


Investigation & Reviews: -

  • Review Stage 1 Complaints and recommended actions to mitigate risks (judicial review)
  • Review LA and school systems, processes, protocol and objectives
  • Review LA, Local Offer services for efficiency, value for money and accessibility
  • Rreview and 'Stress Test' complex cases (out of area placements, high value funded offerings, boarding placements, missing in education, failure to educate)
  • 'Stress Test' the legal LA position regarding tribunal appeals and advising operational teams and support preparation for tribunal
  • 'Stress Test' the current LA position regarding compliance with statutory duty, systems and processes
  • 'Stress Test' the content of EHC Plans, (sections B, E, F and I), annual review notes and duties to implement provision by schools
  • 'Stress Test' the legality of school placement consultation responses


Advice & Support: -

  • Attend EHC Plan reviews
  • LA SEN Administration Support (EHC Plan writing, reviews, amendments)
  • Support schools regarding statutory and none statutory support plans
  • Support schools regarding documenting 'Plan, Do, Review' evidence
  • Support LA/ schools regarding lawful decision making relevant to the SEN ACoP
  • SENCo mentoring (existing or new in post)
  • LA SEN Admin Support with writing EHC Plans, incorporating annual review amendments etc.
  • Temporary Home Tuition to bridge transition to next placement (after parental withdrawal, expulsion, school referal)
  • Support and advice line (telephone and email) for none complex enquiries/ advice


Our service is designed to achieve the following outcomes: -

  • The best outcomes for children, young people and their families
  • Demonstrate due diligence and a consistent approach
  • Collation of relevant and purposeful evidence to support informed decision making
  • Develop efficient, legally compliant systems, processes and protocol
  • Reduce escalation of complaints through early intervention and LA mitigating actions
  • Demonstrate a 'person centred approach' of the SEN offering from the LA, Local Offer, services and schools
  • Ensure services are cohesive, efficient, value for money and accessible
  • Support compliance with statutory timescales
  • Protect and mitigate the risk of the LA position at the earliest stage


Our service is designed to demonstrate a pro-active, early intervention approach "by the LA" or school to remian compliant with statutory timescales, mitigate the risk in complex cases, de-escalate situations, operational support and strengthen positions during the appeal process.


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Our fees can be reviewed here and we offer a flexible and bespoke approach to our clients’ needs in respect of service and fees.


If you would like to discuss our service or have any queries please contact us by email here.


Collis Mediation Ltd

6 Marchcote Lane

West Yorkshire
BD16 1TA


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