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Explanatory Memorandum to Special Educational Needs and Disability (Northern Ireland) Order 2005

Article 7: Appeal against content of statement

28.This Article amends Article 18 of the 1996 Order, giving parents a right of appeal to the Tribunal when a statement of SEN is made, amended, or when a Board determines not to amend the statement following an assessment. This appeal can be against the Board’s description of the child’s SEN, the SEN provision specified in the statement (including the school named; or if no school is named, that fact).

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