Case Law Update 37 – RB v Calderdale – When an EHC needs assessment is required

In this update the Upper Tribunal reversed a decision of the First-tier Tribunal and ordered a local authority to carry out an EHC needs assessment for teenage boy with significant health problems resulting in a relevant ‘disability’. The Upper Tribunal emphasised that the key question at the assessment stage was only whether it may be necessary for special educational provision to be made in accordance with an EHC Plan.