Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal

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Scope note / definition

The Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal was set up by the Education Act 1993. It considers parents' appeals against the decisions of Local Authorities (LA's) about children's special educational needs if parents cannot reach agreement with the LA. The Tribunal is independent. From 3rd November 2008 the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal ceased to exist as a stand-alone body and became part of a new two-tier Tribunal structure. Source: MoJ website accessed 2012-05-28