Legal problems / exclusion at school

Free legal help with educational funding issues

A company called Youthlaw has been providing free legal help for nearly 30 years to tamariki under the age of 25. They cover various issues including educational funding in NZ. Youthlaw staff solicitors are unique specialist practitioners – they are some of the only lawyers practising in the field of education law. They have the ability to assist with appeals of high needs special needs funding under Section 10 of the Education Act.

Click here for more info, call 0800 UTHLAW (0800 884 529) or email them at [email protected]. See below for flyer. 

School Exclusion

This is sadly an all-too-common scenario – and as with most punishments for ākonga / students with FASD, it doesn't work and merely serves to isolate and traumatise them further. Sometimes however, a school has no options. It's a big problem with many facets, but we have some practical advice, a webinar and some personal stories about school exclusion on our Resources page, here