‘Anecdote rich but data poor’: The exponential growth of mediation in a shadowy corner of administrative justice

A little-known fact is that mediation is alive and well, indeed thriving, in administrative justice in England. This is in the area of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), in which, under the Children and Families Act 2014, mediation has been given unprecedented prominence as one of the mechanisms for addressing challenges to local authority […]

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  1. […] A starting point is the need for better quality data. Both the SEND Tribunal and SEND mediation providers experience some level of involvement by children and young people, but information on their involvement is not routinely collected or reported. The project has illustrated the data gap in this area, which has been described as an area that is ‘anecdote rich but data poor’. […]

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