Commentary on Sections of the Act

Part 2 – Additional Learning Needs

Chapter 3 – Supplementary Functions.
Functions relating to securing additional learning provision
Section 53 - Additional learning provision otherwise than in schools

129.Section 53 allows a local authority to secure the ALP or any part of it identified in an IDP it maintains for a child to be made elsewhere when it is satisfied that it would be inappropriate for it to be made in a school. For example, certain forms of ALP may involve the use of specialist equipment which cannot be made available in a school setting.