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The Special Educational Needs and Disability (First-tier Tribunal Recommendations Power) Regulations 2017

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Responding to social care recommendations

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7.—(1) When the First-tier Tribunal makes a recommendation in respect of social care needs or social care provision, the local authority must respond to the child’s parent or the young person within 5 weeks beginning with the date of the recommendation.

(2) The time limit specified in paragraph (1) does not apply where the First-tier Tribunal directs that a different time limit is to apply for the local authority’s response.

(3) A response under paragraph (1) must—

(a)be in writing,

(b)state what steps, if any, the local authority has decided to take following its consideration of the recommendation, and

(c)give reasons for any decision not to follow the recommendation, or any part of it.

(4) The local authority must send a copy of its response under paragraph (1) to the Secretary of State within 1 week beginning with the date of its response to the child’s parent or the young person.

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