Special educational needs tribunals

This question relates to SEND Tribunals brought against your local authority. For each financial year (2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17*) please state:

The total number of registered appeals

  • Of those (a), the total number of appeals conceded by your local authority before reaching a hearing
  •  The total number of appeals that reached a hearing (in person or in papers)
  •  Of those (c), the total number of SEND tribunals (including First Tier and Upper Tribunals) found in favour of your local authority
  •  Total legal costs to your local authority to contest appeals brought at SEND tribunals (including First Tier and Upper Tribunals)

Please see our response to these questions in the table below:

Heading2012 – 20132013 – 20142014 – 20152015 – 20162016 – 2017
Appeals3431202441
Conceded before hearing118Information held but exempt under S40 of FOIA – Personal DataInformation held but exempt under S40 of FOIA – Personal Data16
Formal hearing FTT7Information held but exempt under S40 of FOIA – Personal DataInformation held but exempt under S40 of FOIA – Personal DataInformation held but exempt under S40 of FOIA – Personal Data11
Outcome for parentInformation held but exempt under S40 of FOIA – Personal DataInformation held but exempt under S40 of FOIA – Personal Data0Information held but exempt under S40 of FOIA – Personal DataInformation held but exempt under S40 of FOIA – Personal Data
Outcome for local authorityNoneNoneInformation held but exempt under S40 of FOIA – Personal DataNoneInformation held but exempt under S40 of FOIA – Personal Data
Outcome partial consensus plus directionsInformation held but exempt under S40 of FOIA – Personal DataInformation held but exempt under S40 of FOIA – Personal DataInformation held but exempt under S40 of FOIA – Personal DataInformation held but exempt under S40 of FOIA – Personal DataInformation held but exempt under S40 of FOIA – Personal Data
Cost to local authorityInformation not held£60,300£62,100£63,000£64,400
Hearing UTTNoneNoneNoneInformation held but exempt under S40 of FOIA – Personal DataNone
Outcome UTT For or against LANot applicableNot applicableNot applicableInformation held but exempt under S40 of FOIA – Personal DataNot applicable

 This question relates to children aged 5-16 with a Statement of SEN/EHC Plan living within your local authority area who are not registered at any school / have no school place (including special schools and alternative provision). For each of the following dates (1 July 2013, 1 July 2014, 1 July 2015, 1 July 2016 and 1 July 2017**), please state the total number: 

Home educated

We have provided information available as of January of each year as that is when the data is collected.

January 2017 – 44 home educated at the time of the SEN2 census

January 2016 – 32 home educated at the time of the SEN2 census

January 2015 – 35 home educated at the time of the SEN2 census

January 2014 – 31 home educated at the time of the SEN2 census

January 2013 – 24 home educated at the time of the SEN2 census

 Awaiting provision

We have provided information available as of January of each year as that is when the data is collected

January 2017 – This information is held but as disclosure may identify individuals it is exempt under Section 40 of the Freedom of information Act 2000 – Personal Data. Disclosure is also withheld to ensure pupil anonymity in accordance with the Department for Education (DfE) Confidentiality Policy.

January 2016 – This information is held but as disclosure may identify individuals it is exempt under Section 40 of the Freedom of information Act 2000 – Personal Data. Disclosure is also withheld to ensure pupil anonymity in accordance with the Department for Education (DfE) Confidentiality Policy.

January 2015 – 6 awaiting provision at the time of the SEN2 census

January 2014 – 0 awaiting provision at the time of the SEN2 census

January 2013 – 0 awaiting provision at the time of the SEN2 census

For all those awaiting provision, please state i) the average length of wait (mean average) and ii) the five longest lengths of wait.

To locate and compile this information we would have to manually examine hundreds of case files with each one taking on average twenty minutes. The total time needed to be taken would be in excess of the 18 hours allowed under Section 12 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Cost of Compliance. Therefore this information is exempt.