Legal aid

Education – legal aid deserts

We should all be able to secure the education and support our children need. However, families across England and Wales are struggling to access legal aid providers. This means they cannot challenge discrimination in schools or appeal decisions made by local authorities around their children’s education provision.

  • 88% of people in England and Wales do not have an education legal aid provider in their local authority, that’s 52 million people
  • For those that do have a provider, only just over 11% of the population have access to between one and three in their local authority, and nowhere in the country has access to more than three legal aid providers

Click on your local authority to find out how many education legal aid providers there are:

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