Will it cost me anything?
There are no costs to you when you appeal a decision, unless:
- you choose to have legal representation. (If you decide to have legal representation, it is likely the local authority will also instruct a lawyer).
- a witness you call charges a fee.
Read the SEND Tribunals’ guide ‘How to appeal a SEN decision’
Which education sections of the plan can I appeal?
You may only appeal these educational sections of an EHC plan:
Section B – Special Educational Needs
Section F – Special Educational Provision
Section I – The school or setting named, or that no school or setting is named
You may not appeal sections A (views of your child), E (the required outcomes) and J (direct payments).