Tribunal decision regarding young people aged 16-25

News - 03 Nov 2017

A decision by the Upper Tribunal brings clarity to an area of some confusion regarding young people.

The Upper Tribunal has ruled against Buckinghamshire Council and in favour of a young person and his parents, that an Education Health and Care Plan be granted to the young person (now aged 21). This rejects the suggestion put forward by some Local Authorities that EHC Plans should only be issued for young people over 16 if they are seeking to study and gain further qualifications; the young man concerned lacks capacity and his appeal was brought by his parents, so that he can continue with his education rather than entering the adult care system.
This decision could impact on the outcomes for many young people in similar circumstances.

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