Support SEND Kids, a charity focused on helping children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) to access the right educational support, will be creating a digital workflow and checklist for SEND parents struggling to manage the endless flow of tasks involved in accessing their children’s human right to an education.
A grant from the WCIT Charity will enable them to leverage the legal knowledge already on their platform to further develop an AI-powered searchable database of Education Health Care Plans (EHCP) to allow parents to keep track of the administration and reminders needed to keep their child’s support in place. EHCPs are reviewed annually, and as children get older the process can get increasingly complex. A single place to keep reminders on key milestones and deadlines will help parents enormously.
The news follows the launch by Support SEND Kids of an on-line version of the ‘Noddy Guide’, a no-nonsense guide to SEN law in an accessible Q&A format.
Janvi Patel, co-founder of Support SEND Kids, said, “The EHCP process lacks transparency and is overly bureaucratic, resulting in a fragmented and inconsistent application of the same law system running across every local authority in England. Helping parents to manage the anxiety generated by this complexity is key to what we are trying to achieve. We are hugely grateful to the WCIT Charity for this generous grant and for supporting our vision. These funds will contribute to giving SEND families more control over the complex and challenging process of keeping their children in school and helping them avoid lengthy and costly legal fights in tribunals to access the education their children are entitled to.”