Embrace is well known for its Independent Support for Educational matters. This service helps parents with filling out Disability Living Allowance forms, obtaining an EHC Assessment, the drafting of EHC Plans, and attendance at school meetings.
All our Independent Supporters are trained and mentored by Rebecca Whippy, who is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.
Embrace is now very excited to bring you a new service, “Embrace Legal”.
Embrace Legal is run by Rebecca Whippy, CEO of Embrace and trained Legal Professional. Rebecca offers a specialist law service that provides advice and representation in the following areas:
- Unlawful Exclusions/Part time time-tables
- Disability Discrimination and your child’s rights under the Equality Act 2010
- Parental Requests for an EHC Assessment
- Appeals to the SENDIST tribunal
- Mental Capacity, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection matters
- Disability Living Allowance Appeals
- Drafting Working Documents
Why Special Needs and Disabled Families love Embrace Legal
The unique thing about Embrace Legal is that instructions can be taken by Rebecca in our therapy suite, either whilst in our sensory room or in our ball pit if it helps the client. Our non-intrusive approach will put children and parents at ease. Our child-friendly staff and volunteers are experienced in taking instructions from young people with learning disabilities and communication needs, or from parents, whilst their children play. Rebecca can also attend school meetings, hearings and provide general advice and support.
Rebecca runs two free law clinics each week where free general legal advice is available to parents.
How is Embrace Legal good for the business community?
Rebecca Whippy is also a speaker and can provide workshops and training sessions on Education, filing appeals, the Equality Act 2010 and the Mental Capacity Act. Rebecca has obtained several accolades for her charity work.
If you run a business and you employ people with special educational needs and disabilities or would like to, Embrace can offer training to your staff in inclusion and Equality Rights.
Why should I use Embrace Legal?
Charities ask for donations all the time, often it is more than people can afford to carry on giving. By using our legal service, members of the general public get to make an ethical decision about who they use to provide their legal advice.
Having a Lasting Power of Attorney is essential to any healthy person, you never know what is around the corner. Rebecca Whippy can also make applications to Lasting Powers of Attorney or Deputyship Orders for members of the general public. The great thing is that you receive affordable legal advice and also have the warm feeling of knowing that you have also helped a charity.
CEO Embrace – East Sussex