Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 31 (Jan)
Court: Administrative Court

Turner J

Representation John Friel (instructed by Conningsbys) for the appellant.
  Tim Kerr QC (instructed by Paul Robertson) for the respondent.
Judgment Dates: 15 January 2002


Education - Local education authority - Statutory duty to provide special education - Mother seeking to have autistic child placed at residential school - Local education authority refusing to place child at residential school - Child appealing against decision - Expert evidence adduced that child requiring occupational therapy - Tribunal determining child having to undertake occupational therapy assessment - Whether tribunal entitled to make such an order.

The Case

A special educational needs tribunal had been entitled to make an order that a child undertake an occupational therapy assessment in circumstances where it did not accept the expert evidence adduced on behalf of that child in respect to the specific provision of therapy necessary.

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