In this update, the Upper Tribunal set aside a decision of the First-tier Tribunal that the local authority was entitled to cease to maintain an EHC plan of a severely disabled young person. There are numerous reasons why it may be necessary for a local authority to continue to maintain an EHC plan, and the question is not simply whether the outcomes in the plan have been achieved.
This appeal concerned a decision by the local authority not to maintain an Educational, Health and Care Plan (EHC Plan) for a severely disabled young person, ‘Ms M’. At the relevant time, Ms M was attending the sixth form at a specialist school, which was named in her EHC Plan.
You can read the case overview as well as what this means for children, young people and families, through the link provided below.