Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 129 (Mar)
Court: Administrative Court

Judge Wilkie sitting as a judge of the High Court

Representation John Friel (instructed by Ridley and Hall) for the claimant.
  Lachlan Wilson (instructed by Elisabeth Bashforth, Sheffield) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 11 March 2002


Education - Local education authority - Statutory duty to provide special education ||Local authority refusing to provide child with learning difficulties residential place at special school - Children's parents appealing against decision - Special educational needs tribunal concluding claimant not requiring residential place at school - Whether tribunal providing adequate reasons for decision.

The Case

A special education needs tribunal had erred when reaching a decision that a claimant did not require a residential placement, in circumstances where it had failed to consider evidence that the claimant's needs extended beyond the school day.

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