Court of Appeal to hear SEND funding challenge from families


The Court of Appeal will today hear a legal challenge from the families of children affected by the London Borough of Hackney’s policies on funding for special educational needs and disability. Hackney Council decided in early 2018 to reduce funding to meet needs in education, health and care plans by five percent. The High Court found this decision to be legal in April 2019, however the Court of Appeal has now granted permission for a hearing appealing the judgment. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the hearing will take place remotely via video-link. David Wolfe QC is acting for the families in this case.