Independent Support Fact Sheet #24: Appeals to the First-tier (SEND) Tribunal

This fact sheet aims to provide an overview regarding the Tribunal process.

The First-tier (SEN and Disability) Tribunal hears appeals against decisions made by the local authorities in England in relation to children's and young people’s EHC needs assessments and EHC
plans.

It also hears disability discrimination claims against schools and against local authorities when the local authority is the responsible body for a school.