Case Law Update 30 – KE v Bristol – Successful challenge to decision of local authority to cut SEN budget

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 High Court allowed an application for judicial review of the Council’s decision to cut the Special Education Needs budget on a number of grounds, particularly the Council’s failure to consult before making its decision.