Resolving Issues & Appeals

Intro about resolving issues…

The Appeals Process

What this is, how it works, timelines etc…

For particular appeals see below..

Refusal to Assess

 You have received notice from the Local Authority (LA) that they have refused your request to assess your/your child’s needs by means of an EHC needs assessment. This can feel frustrating and some might be inclined to give up there and then. Below are the potential reasons for this decision and what the legal grounds around them should be. If you are unhappy with the LA’s decision not to assess your/your child’s needs and you wish to lodge an appeal, then you will need to follow the correct legal process. 

Key Points

Refusal to Issue an EHC Plan

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Refusal to Re-assess

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Appealing the Contents of an EHC Plan

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 You have received notice of what your/your child’s educational placement will be, as named in Section I of the EHCP. Sometimes the Local Authority (LA) might not name your preferred school of choice, which can feel frustrating. Below are the potential reasons for this decision and what the legal grounds around them should be. If you are unhappy with the LA’s decision for school placement in your/your child’s EHCP and you wish to lodge an appeal, then you will need to follow the correct legal process. 

Cease to Maintain an EHC Plan

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Disability Discrimination

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