A person is considered to lack capacity to make the decision to appeal if they’re can’t:
- Understand the information relevant to the decision
- Retain that information
- Use or weigh up that information as part of the process of making the decision
We know that if you have a child with SEND who is moving into Post-16 education, you’ll already understand how important it is for them to get the right provision for their education. But making an appeal to the SEND Tribunal for a young person is not always as straightforward as appealing for younger children, and things can quickly become complex.
And as well as understanding the law relating to EHCPs, it can also be important to have an understanding of the law relating to mental capacity as well. Which we know is a lot to ask from parents if you’re already concerned about your child’s wellbeing.
Our Education Lawyers are experts and we will give you legal advice tailored to your child, no matter what phase of their education they are entering. Get in touch for an initial chat, or for legal advice on what to do if the Local Authority haven’t amended your child’s EHCP yet.