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Special Educational Needs

Volume 447: debated on Monday 12 June 2006

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many appeals against statements of special educational needs there have been in the most recently recorded 12 month period; how many were successful; and what percentage of successful appeals had involved legal representation. (75513)

In 2004-05 the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal registered 1,592 appeals from parents against the contents of statements of special educational needs. The Tribunal has decided 744 of these appeals and upheld 647 (41 per cent.), at least in part. Parents had legal representation in 229 (35 per cent.) of the upheld appeals.