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The Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014

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45.—(1) This regulation applies where the child’s parent or young person has appealed to the First-tier Tribunal and the local authority notifies the First-tier Tribunal that it will not oppose the appeal before it submits a response.

(2) The appeal is to be treated as if it was determined in favour of the appellant and the First-tier Tribunal is not required to make an order.

(3) Where the appeal concerned a request for a local authority to make an assessment under section 36 or a review or reassessment under section 44, the local authority shall carry out that assessment, review or reassessment within 4 weeks of the local authority’s notification to the First-tier Tribunal.

(4) Where the appeal concerns the contents of the EHC Plan, then the local authority shall issue the amended EHC Plan within 4 weeks of the local authority’s notification to the First-tier Tribunal.

(5) Where the appeal concerns the name of the school or other institution, or type of school or other institution to be named in the EHC plan, the local authority shall issue the amended EHC plan within 2 weeks of the local authority’s notification to the First–tier Tribunal.

(6) Where the appeal concerns the refusal of the local authority to make an EHC Plan, then the local authority will arrange to make an EHC Plan within 5 weeks of the local authority’s notification to the First-tier Tribunal.

(7) The local authority need not comply with the time limits specified in paragraphs (3), (4) or (6) if it is impractical to do so because—

(a)exceptional personal circumstances affect the child or their parent or the young person during the relevant period;

(b)the child or their parent or the young person are absent from the area of the local authority for a continuous period of not less than 2 weeks during the relevant period; or

(c)any of the circumstances referred to in regulation 13(3) apply.

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