Category Archive: SEN

Can parents recover the costs of having to appeal to the SEND Tribunal?

The general rule is that there should be no order for costs and in the majority of cases, each party is responsible for their own costs in pursuing or defending an appeal.  The tribunal will not normally make an order in respect of costs so that parties are not deterred from bringing or defending appeals….

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Annual Review of an Education, Health and Care Plan

Once a Local Authority issues an Education, Health and Care Plan for a child or young person the LA must maintain it and also secure the Special Educational Provision specified in the EHCP for the child or young person. Section 44 (1) of the Children and Families Act 2014 states that a Local Authority must…

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Coronavirus and changes in SEN Legislation

Many parents, carers and support groups were concerned earlier this year when, on 1 May 2020 some aspects of the Law relating to Education, Health and Care (EHC) needs assessments and EHC Plans changed temporarily to give local authorities, health commissioning bodies, education settings and other bodies who contribute to these processes more flexibility in…

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