Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 267 (Jul)
Court: Administrative Court
Judge:

Forbes J

Representation The claimants' litigation friends appeared in person.
  Mary Lazarus (instructed by Angela Reid, Lewes) for the authority.
Judgment Dates: 17 July 2002

Catchwords

Education - Local education authority - Statutory duty to provide special education - Transfer between education authorities - Statements specifying schools for children to attend - Authority proposing to move children without parents' consent - Proposed move making attendance at specified schools impracticable - Whether requirement to amend statements to specify new schools before transfer taking place - s 324(5) - Education (Special Educational Needs) (England) (Consolidation) Regulations 2001, reg 23.

The Case

Regulation23 of the Education (Special Educational Needs) (England) (Consolidation) Regulations 2001, which provided transitional arrangements for a child with a statement of special educational needs moving between local education authorities, applied even where the movement of the child was not with the parents' consent.

Practice Areas

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