Time limits for complying with a SEND Tribunal decision (SEND18)

Time limits for local authorities to carry out an order by the First-tier Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Tribunal after a SEN appeal.


Carrying out our order in special educational needs cases: A parents' guide to what happens now

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The time limit depends on what the tribunal orders the local authority to do.

There are some exceptions to the time limits.

Find out more about the SEND Tribunal.

Published 1 August 2015