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SEN and Disability Tribunal Service

What the First-tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability) does

We’re responsible for handling appeals against local authority decisions regarding special educational needs, including a refusal to:

  • assess a child’s educational, health and care (EHC) needs
  • make a statement of their special educational needs
  • reassess their special educational needs
  • create an EHC plan
  • change what’s in a child’s special educational needs statement or EHC plan
  • maintain the statement or EHC plan

We also handle appeals against decisions to refuse people under 18 in custody:

  • an EHC assessment
  • an EHC plan after assessment
  • a placement to a suitable school or other institution after their release

We also handle appeals against discrimination by schools or local authorities due to a child’s disability.

Tribunal information

Who to contact

Telephone
Website
www.justice.gov.uk/.../send

Where to go

Name
HMCTS - SEND Tribunal
Address
1st Floor Darlington Magistrates Court
Parkgate
Darlington
Postcode
DL1 1RU
Last updated on 09/01/2020
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