||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 183 (Nov)
||Dan Squires (instructed by Coningsbys, Croydon) for the claimant.
||Clive Sheldon (instructed by Rosemary Boyle, Cambridge) for the local education authority.
||31 October 2002
Education - Special educational needs - Duty of local education authority - Scope of duty to provide for special educational needs - ss 312(4), 324(3), 324(5).
Having regard to the definition of 'special educational needs' in s312(4) of the the scope of the duty imposed on local education authorities by s324(5)(a) to meet those needs was to provide any educational service that was not generally available in maintained schools. That duty, however, did not require the provision of a service that was not educational in the wider sense approved by previous authority. Accordingly, if a special educational needs tribunal found that the special needs of the child in question included, for example, language therapy at home, the local education authority, and not the parent, would be under a statutory duty to provide it.
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