There are a number of key publications in this area of law, which for ease of reference I have made available for download below. These include statutes, statutory instruments, the Code of Practice and various forms of guidance.

Please note that the statutory material is made available in its original form and may need to be updated: it is not uncommon for amendments to be made, particularly to statutory instruments from time to time.

Children and Families Act 2014 as enacted

Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014


Technical Guidance for Schools in England

The Tribunal Rules are also a significant document

The Tribunal Procedure (First Tier Tribunal)(Health Education and Social Care Chamber) Rules 2008

In addition the Tribunal produces a number of helpful guides, the key ones of which are also available below:

How to appeal a Special Educational Needs and Disability Decision (SEND) A Guide for Parents

Guide to making a disability discrimination claim against a school

Information about schools

Working document guidance