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Special educational needs and disability first tier tribunal

The Department for Education has announced plans for a national trial to expand the powers of the SEND Tribunal.  This means that the SEND Tribunal will be able to make non-binding recommendations on the health and social care aspects of Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans alongside the educational aspects. Robert Goodwill, Minister of State for Children and Families has written to all local authorities outlining the plans for the trial which will start in March 2018.  See his letter for further information.