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Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005

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Notice of appeal

7.—(1) An appeal to the Tribunal shall be made by notice which—

(a)shall state—

(i)the name and address of the parent making the appeal and if more than one address is given, the address to which the Tribunal should send replies or notices concerning the appeal;

(ii)the name, address and profession of the representative (if any) appointed in accordance with regulation 12;

(iii)the name and date of birth of the child;

(iv)that the notice is a notice of appeal;

(v)the name of the board which made the disputed decision and the date on which the parent was notified of it;

(vi)if the parent seeks an order that the child’s statement be amended, to which Part or Parts of the statement the appeal relates;

(vii)if the parent seeks an order that a school (other than one already named in the child’s statement) be named in it, either the name and address of the school or a sufficient description of the type and nature of the school which the parent considers would constitute an appropriate placement for the child;

(b)shall be accompanied by—

(i)a copy of the notice of the disputed decision;

(ii)where the appeal is made under Article 18 of, or paragraphs 11 and 13 to Schedule 2 to the 1996 Order(1), a copy of the child’s statement;

(iii)where the notice of appeal states the name of a school in accordance with sub-paragraph (a)(vii), written confirmation that the parent has informed the school that he proposes to request that it be named in the statement; and

(c)shall include or be accompanied by a statement of the parent’s reasons for appealing.

(2) The parent shall sign the notice of appeal.

(3) The parent shall deliver the notice of appeal to the Secretary of the Tribunal so that it is received no later than the first working day after the expiry of a period of 2 months beginning with the date on which the board gave him notice, under Part II of the 1996 Order, that he had a right of appeal.

(4) The notice of appeal may include a request that the President should make an order in accordance with regulation 37 that the appeal be heard with a claim.

(1)

Schedule 2 was substituted by Article 12 of and Schedule 1 to S.I. 2005/1117 (N.I. 6)

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