A bit more information
A tribunal is made up of 3 adults, who have special
knowledge and experience of children who need extra
help at school. One of the 3 adults is a lawyer and
she or he will chair the hearing.
You can come along to your hearing. Some hearings last for more
than one day - you don’t have to stay in the hearing for all of that time.
You can come along at the start, the middle or at the end. You can tell
the tribunal members what you think. There are lots of different ways
you can do this. We will do our best to make sure you feel comfortable
when you come to the hearing.
You can bring an independent advocate with you, if you have one.
They can speak on your behalf and help you when you are at the
You as a party
When you are the one who has sent the application to the
Tribunal, you have a right to be at the hearing, to ask
questions and to speak at the hearing. You can bring your
representative along (who might be a lawyer) and you can
have another person there to support you at the hearing
too. This could be an adult you trust or someone else like
an independent advocate.
If you want to know more before the hearing, you can check out our
, or you can phone the
case officer on 0141 302 5860.
You can also contact My rights, My say! on 0345 123
2303; or by email:
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