Coronavirus (COVID-19) SEND Local Offer

Tribunals

Rights of appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (SEND): no change

Rights of appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (SEN and Disability) remain unchanged.

HM Courts and Tribunal Service has confirmed that its service will continue during the outbreak and that the tribunal is making efforts to conclude as many appeals as possible, particularly phase transfer reviews.

In the same way that local authorities are finding new ways of working remotely, guidance from the tribunal indicates that it will be increasingly using phone, video and other technology to conduct its business during the current period.

There is no change to the remit of the tribunal.

Website: Complaints and rights of appeal of parents and young persons: no change from GOV.UK (opens in a new window)

Guidance on how to join telephone and video hearing.

HM Courts and Tribunal Service have produced a guidance on how to join telephone and video hearings.

Website: How to join telephone and video hearings during coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak from GOV.UK (opens in a new window)