Archive for the 'special educational needs' Category

Regina (RO) v East Riding of Yorkshire Council (Secretary of State for Education intervening) – WLR Daily

Regina (RO) v East Riding of Yorkshire Council (Secretary of State for Education intervening) [2011] EWCA Civ 196; [2011] WLR (D) 69

“A child’s status as a ‘looked after child’ for the purposes of the Children Act 1989 did not come to an end when the local authority, by virtue of a statement of special educational needs under the Education Act 1996, arranged for him to be accommodated at a residential school.”

WLR Daily, 2nd March 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is remoced.

Regina (B) v Islington London Borough Council – WLR Daily

Regina (B) v Islington London Borough Council [2010] WLR (D) 236

“The Education Act 1996 placed no obligation on a local authority to maintain a statement of special educational needs for a young person over the age of 19 or to fund him or her to continue in secondary education.”

WLR Daily, 24th August 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

A v Essex County Council – WLR Daily

A v Essex County Council; [2010] UKSC 33; [2010] WLR (D) 184

“A local education authority which took 18 months to secure a place at one of the few specialist schools which was equipped to cope with a severely disabled child with special education needs, during which time he was unable to attend school at all, had not, by taking so much time, denied the child’s right to education contrary to art 2 of the First Protocol to the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.”

WLR Daily, 15th July 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Regina (M) v East Sussex County Council – Times Law Reports

Regina (M) v East Sussex County Council

Queen’s Bench Division

“The failure by a local authority to amend a child’s statement of special educational needs during the year of his transfer between phases of schooling, and to name and specify the type of school was a breach of its statutory obligation.”

The Times, 12th May 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

R (M) v East Sussex County Council – WLR Daily

R (M) v East Sussex County Council; [2009] WLR(D) 141

The failure by a local education authority to amend a child’s statement of special educational needs during the year of the child’s transfer between phases of schooling, and to name and specify the type of school, was a breach of its obligations under s 324 of the 1996 Act and reg 19 of the 2001 Regulations.”

WLR Daily, 30th April 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

H (a Child) v East Sussex County Council – Times Law Reports

H (a Child) v East Sussex County Council

Court of Appeal

“Special educational needs tribunals were required to give only summary reasons for their decisions.”

The Times, 22nd April 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Dyslexic pupil wins £25,000 compensation – The Guardian

“A pupil with dyslexia has received almost £25,000 in compensation from the local council after teachers failed to diagnose his condition, it has emerged.”

Full story

The Guardian, 7th October 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Special Educational Needs (Information) Act 2008

Special Educational Needs (Information) Act 2008 published

Full text of Act (PDF)

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Regina (M) v Sutton London Borough Council – Times Law Reports

Regina (M) v Sutton London Borough Council

Court of Appeal

“Where a local authority specified the parents’ choice of school in a special educational needs statement on condition that the parents paid for transport as there were other nearer suitable mainstream schools, the authority was not obliged to provide free transport to that school.”

The Times, 3rd January 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Way v Poole Borough Council and Another – Times Law Reports

Fresh hearing not required

Way v Poole Borough Council and Another

Court of Appeal

“The fact that a finding was made that a matter had to be remitted to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal on one discrete issue, did not mean that there should be a complete fresh hearing of all the issues which had been before the original tribunal.”

The Times, 25th October 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

Hearing aid – The Lawyer

“Solicitors must be given greater freedom to take their clients’ cases all the way to the High Court. By Simon Davis.”

Full story

The Lawyer, 23rd July 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Wolverhampton City Council v. Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal and Another – Times Law Reports

Appeal still available

Wolverhampton City Council v. Special Educational Needs and Disabilty Tribunal and Another

Queen’s Bench Division

“Where, even though a local authority’s educational responsibility for a child had lapsed, the council had made a decision to end the statementing of a child then that decision was open to appeal.”

The Times, 25th May 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.


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