Note in lieu

What is a Note In Lieu?

A Note In Lieu is a document written in place of a Statement of Special Educational Needs. If the Local Authority decides that your child's needs can be met with the support being provided by the school at School Action Plus, a Note In Lieu will be issued. It is not a legal document.

A Note In Lieu will describe your child's educational needs; give the reasons why a Statement has not been written; provide suggestions for the school about how to meet your child's needs; describe your child's other needs

Copies of all the advice and reports received as part of the statutory assessment will be sent to you with the Note In Lieu.

Who can provide me with help and support?

If you think that the decision to issue a Note In Lieu is wrong, please speak to your Named Officer whose telephone number will be included in correspondence to you.

Contact Information

SNAP Cymru provide an independent Parent Partnership Service and can be contacted on 0845 1203730 (calls cost 5p per minute plus your telephone company’s network access charge) or from a mobile 0345 1203730.