Parents, young people and children will often be unfamiliar with the tribunal process and may want someone to represent them before and at the hearing. This could be a family member, friend, someone from a representative organisation or someone with a legal qualification. If a parent decides to have a representative this should be confirmed in writing and under the Tribunal Rules all communications from the ASNTS will only be sent to that named representative.
Either party can choose to have a representative or change a representative at any point prior to the hearing but it is important that the party informs the Secretary in writing without delay.
Let’s Talk ASN is a free service for the parents of children or a young person with additional support needs who may require support in relation to a dispute or potential dispute with an Education Authority. Let’s Talk ASN is a joint initiative of Govan Law Centre and Kindred Advocacy. It is funded by the Scottish Government.
To contact the service or to find out more:
Let’s Talk ASN, c/o Govan Law Centre, 18-20 Orkney Street, Glasgow, G51 2BZ
0141 445 1955