This article illustrates the difficulties faced by a number of the families we work with. Children are labelled as "naughty" and are expelled without real understanding of what is causing the behaviour.

It is important that pupils' needs are identified and the schools are supported in providing their pupils with the help they require.

To start this process, an Education Health and Care Needs Assessment should be requested by the parents or school so that any needs can be identified, supported and allow for the pupils to access education without further exclusions. Speak to us about starting this process and to understand the law in this area which is often much more straightforward than the Local Authority's policy.