CEN provides free representation* for parents and carers at school-based governor disciplinary committee meetings (GDCs) and independent review panels (IRPs) in order to challenge educational exclusions.
Parents may feel overwhelmed and intimidated when asked to attend appeals and meetings alone. Our advocates will support you at these and other school-based meetings such as reintegration.
When possible our advocates will meet with both you and your child in person ahead of such meetings in order to be fully prepared.
*Subject to availibilty
"Not only do you guide people through the minefield of laws and procedure in these cases, but you also provide essential emotional support when it feels like there is nowhere else to turn."