Global Mediation - SEND mediation service
Who we are...
Each local authority must have its own independent mediation service in accordance with The Children and Families Act 2014 and the SEN Code of Practice 2015.
Global Mediation is the independent provider of SEND mediation services for Hackney Council.
What we do...
Global Mediation offers three services free of charge to parent-carers and children and young people with SEND:
- mediation advice
- mediation services
- disagreement resolution services
Mediation aims to help resolve disagreements for children and young people that are being assessed for, or have, an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
What is Mediation?
Mediation provides a safe, neutral, confidential environment that enables a discussion where everyone can be heard and understood.
The discussion is guided by an experienced, trained, neutral mediator who helps the participants to explore issues and options for resolution.
- You can watch a video explaining more about mediation on our website here.
- You can find a simple flow chart of the mediation process on our website here.
If you want to register an appeal for a SEND Tribunal because you are not happy with the outcome or something in the process of an EHC Needs Assessment you usually need to receive mediation advice first.
When you contact us for your mediation certificate we will explain how the services we offer can help and then you can decide whether to proceed to an appeal with the SEND Tribunal service or first try to resolve the disagreement by attending a mediation.
Engaging in mediation does not affect your rights to appeal.
There are some exceptions to this such as the naming of a school or education provider in Section I of an EHC Plan.
What is the Disagreement Resolution Service?
The disagreement resolution service is for parents of all children and young people with SEND, not just those who are being assessed for or who have an Education Health and Care Plan.
The service helps resolves disagreements about anything to do with SEND provision. It also helps to resolve health and social care disagreements during the EHC needs assessment and EHC plan processes.
SEND Local Offer
- Local Offer Age Bands
Preparing for Adulthood 14-18
Young Adults 18 - 25
Parents and Carers
- SEN Provision Type
Who to contact
Where to go
8 Lytton Road
EN5 5BYView EN5 5BY on a map
- Venue Notes
Local Bus Numbers: 107
Tube: High Barnet Underground Station
Train: New Barnet Rail Station
Appropriate travel arrangements would be made based on the needs and requirements of the child or young person.
There are parking restrictions on the road of the office and unfortunately no specific disabled parking however Mediations take place online or at venues local to the child or young person so this should not prevent anyone who wishes to accessing the service.
- Who is eligible?
Agency referral also welcomed
- Referral Details
The mediation and disagreement resolution service relates to any element of SEND provision for children and young people aged 0-25 years.
- What to do if you have a complaint
Global Mediation is committed to providing an outstanding level of service.
We welcome complaints, comments and compliments so we can learn from them and improve our service.
Our Complaints, Comments and Compliments Policy sets out our commitment to all those who use our service and describes how we deal with complaints.
We aim to ensure that making a complaint is as simple as possible.
We treat all complaints seriously and deal with them promptly, fairly and in confidence
Complaints can be sent directly to our CEO and Founder, Adam Gersch.
- Free of charge
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