Case Law Update 2 – X v Governing Body of a School – ‘Tendency to physical abuse’ not ‘disability’ (but see update 31)

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.

This case law review looks at an appeal which addresses the position where a child who would otherwise be ‘disabled’ for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010 loses the benefit of that legal protection because of their behaviour.