Case Law update 26 - equipment as special educational provision in EHC plans

Steve BroachAuthor Steve BroachDate 24 Apr 2018

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 held that a powered wheelchair was capable of being ‘special educational provision’ for the purposes of an EHC Plan. The UT also held that in general terms the provision specified in Section F of an EHC Plan is predicated on the needs specified in Section B.