Case Law Update 17 – ME v Southwark – Parental preference that mainstream school be named in child’s EHC Plan and when this can be overruled

Steve BroachAuthor Steve BroachDate 13 Jul 2017

This is part of our case law series reviewing judgements relating to the implementation of the Children and Families Act 2014.

Each review looks at a specific case and explains the potential implications for parents, local authorities and sector practitioners. The reviews have been produced for us by Barrister Steve Broach.

In this update, the Upper Tribunal clarified the rights of parents to have a mainstream school named in their child’s EHC plans and the limited grounds on which this choice can be overruled.