Before The Mediation Meeting

‘Kids’ mediation will make arrangements for you to meet with the local authority (and/or health commissioner) at a time and place convenient to all parties.

The mediator (who will have some knowledge of SEND legislation) should:

  • agree who needs to be there*
  • clarify your issues and the nature of the disagreement
  • try to obtain the views of your child

*Local authority and health commissioner representatives should be at a level where they are able to make decisions during the mediation meeting.

Ahead of the mediation meeting it would be helpful to:

  • prepare a bullet point list of your issues and concerns, so you can easily reference
  • think about any questions you have around why the local authority reached its decision, or is refusing your proposed changes
  • highlight sections of reports to help you evidence your points