Collis Mediation Ltd
Collis Mediation Ltd

SEND 0-25 Consultancy

Support for Local Authority’s Children’s Services, Families, Young People and Children

Collis Mediation Limited has successfully served Local Authority (LA) Children’s Services for several years in the areas of mediation, disagreement resolution and SEND consultancy/ project work.


We have supported in 1400+ cases and we are now LIVE in providing a full and enhanced SEND support service to LA colleagues through our specialist SEND Team.


We offer unrivalled experience and expertise in the SEND COP 0-25, associated Acts and Regulations; and we offer recommendations and case analysis regarding statutory and delegated duties.


Our offer demonstrates a pro-active, early intervention approach by LA's and schools to mitigate the risk in complex situations.


Through our experienced and specialist SEND Team, we provide: -
Assessment & Case Analysis: -

  • Case management of LA Preparation & Response to Appeals to First-tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability)
  • School and Colleges consultation process and responses
  • EHC Plan Compliance and Personal Budgets/ Direct Payments
  • 20 weeks Compliance  - meeting the challenge
  • Out of LA placements – reviews, costs and the ‘post-16’ EET
  • Legal Compliance Reviews
  • Children Missing in Education.
  • Elective Home Education, Home Tuition Service and Outreach Services
  • Resolutions to Complaints:
    • Informal Resolution through Disagreement Resolution Services - Early Intervention to avoid escalation
    • Stage 1 within 20 working days investigation.
    • Stage 2 independent investigation to assess sufficient grounds for a formal investigation. 
    • Formal investigations within 65 working days.
  • Maintaining and Reviewing Local Level and EHC Plans (annual, emergency and interim)
  • Reviewing and Analysing LA systems, processes and protocols
  • Advice and legally based opinion

LA Advice & Support: -

  • Writing / amending Statutory EHC Plans 
  • Chairing annual/ interim reviews
  • Resourced My Support Plans (non-statutory)
  • Additional Support Plans (non-statutory) (element 2 resourcing)
  • Graduated Approach – assess, plan, do, review cycles
  • SENDCo mentoring (existing or new in post)
  • Advice and legally based opinion
  • Support Forum (telephone, video conferencing secure messaging and email) for low level complex cases
  • Case manage and support completion of Mediated Agreements and Tribunal Orders

       Dominic is a Special Educational Needs and Disabilities expert who was able to ensure the EHC process was clearly explained; and legal obligations were fully explored and understood.


Our service achieves the following outcomes: -


  • 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 the 'person centred approach' of the SEND offering from the LA, Local Offer, services and schools
  • Ensure services are cohesive, efficient, value for money and accessible
  • Protect and mitigate the risk of the LA position at the earliest stage

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 offering or have any queries please contact us by email here.


Please see our subscription packages of support here and you can download our SEND Consultancy 0-25 brochure below.

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Collis Mediation Ltd

6 Marchcote Lane

West Yorkshire
BD16 1TA


07715 958 290 Text or Call



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