The Court of Appeal was unable to hear the appeal on 1st or 2nd July 2015 and the matter has therefore been re-listed on the first available date which, unfortunately,…

Continue Reading Update – Blackwood v Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

From 1st September, children with statements of special educational needs (SEN), Learning Difficulties Assessments and those with Education Health and Care (EHC) plans issued before 1st September 2014 will start…

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The Government recently published new statutory guidance applying to all exclusions which occur after 5th January 2015.  The new guidance was to replace the previous 2012 guidance, which remains current.…

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Employment Law Update – Students on placements – Blackwood v Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust.   The appeal against the Employment Appeal Tribunal’s decision to dismiss Miss Blackwood’s…

Continue Reading Employment Law Update – Students on placements – Blackwood v Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust.

A student nurse has been granted permission to appeal against the decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal made on 22nd September 2014.  The Employment Appeal Tribunal dismissed the student nurse’s…

Continue Reading EQUALITY ACT 2010 – STUDENTS ON PLACEMENTS

It is going to be different times for parents, schools and local authorities (LA) as the educational provisions of the Children and Families Act 2014 comes into force on 1st…

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