Case Law Update 43 - Nottinghamshire v SF – when ‘necessary’ to make an EHC Plan

In this update the Court of Appeal upheld the decision of a First-tier Tribunal that it was ‘necessary’ for a local authority to make an EHC Plan for a child with autism. The word ‘necessary’ does not have a fixed meaning and the judgment on it is to be made by the specialist Tribunal. The comparison is with national mainstream education, not local provision.