Sep 06, 2021
Hampshire County Council should pay £10,000 in compensation after a mother who was fleeing her ex-partner had her address exposed in a data breach, Portsmouth Magistrates' Court has ruled.
Aug 26, 2021
A First Tier Tribunal (FTT) decision in a special educational needs case must stand even though an error in law was made, the Upper Tribunal Administrative Appeals Chamber has ruled.
Aug 25, 2021
A school and local authority have conceded that there was a breach of duty, but have not admitted liability, in a case of alleged failure to prevent a sexual assault from taking place in school, it has been reported.
Aug 23, 2021
Two families have been granted permission by the High Court to challenge a decision to restructure the education system in South Somerset.
Aug 20, 2021
Manchester children who were out of education before the first national lockdown are to have their cases reviewed following a Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman report.
Aug 20, 2021
Birmingham City Council has terminated its contract with a firm that provided transport for children with special needs after a report found less than half of the operator's staff had the correct background checks.
Aug 12, 2021
Central Bedfordshire Council has agreed to review the way it provides alternative education for children who are unable to attend school because of medical issues, following an investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman.
Aug 02, 2021
Nottingham Trent University is inviting firms to tender for the provision of legal services for a legal services framework worth an estimated £3.8m over four years.
Jul 28, 2021
Leeds City Council failed to follow guidance on summer-born admissions when deciding when an August-born girl could start school, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found.
Jul 26, 2021
The governing body of a primary school in Walsall has won a High Court challenge over the Secretary of State for Education’s refusal to revoke an academy order.
Jul 22, 2021
Hertfordshire County Council was wrong to withhold information on how an academy trust was chosen to provide schools in Bishop's Stortford and the Information Commissioner had been wrong to agree with the council’s arguments.
Jul 20, 2021
A boy missed out on suitable schooling and support because his disabilities did not meet West Sussex County Council's criteria for an assessment, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has reported.
Jul 19, 2021
The parent of a child who attends a Special Educational Needs school has won a judicial review challenge over Thanet Council’s grant of planning permission for an adjacent site.
Jul 05, 2021
A procurement organisation for universities and colleges in Scotland has launched the procurement of a legal services framework worth an estimated £3.4m.
Jun 25, 2021
Birmingham City Council has agreed to revise its home to transport policy and review all its decisions to issue a travel pass over the past three years following several complaints to the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO).
Jun 18, 2021
The London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC), on behalf of consortia across England and Wales, has appointed 17 law firms to a legal services framework worth an estimated 30m.
Jun 16, 2021
The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has issued two separate reports into the way the London Borough of Redbridge "failed" the family of a 20-year-old man with special educational needs, following a number of complaints from the family dating back more than a decade.
Jun 14, 2021
A Cambridge college has lost an action over whether it should have received a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) grant towards a biomedical laboratories project, despite succeeding on one point in a judicial review.
Jun 14, 2021
The University of Lincoln has appointed five law firms to a legal services panel providing support worth an estimated £2m over five years.
Jun 04, 2021
A boy, who has visual impairments and other medical conditions, was without the support he needed for months because Isle of Wight Council did not clarify a Special Educational Needs and Disabilities tribunal's decision in time, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found.
May 27, 2021
Nottinghamshire County Council failed to adequately deliver a disabled child’s Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) the High Court has ruled.
May 20, 2021
Hampshire County Council has agreed to pay a mother of a child with special educational needs (SEN) more than £3,000 in compensation and review the resources it has put into its SEN team, following an investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman.
May 20, 2021
An inspector has ruled that the Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark must demolish a primary school that was built contrary to planning permission, and rejected its demand that Lewisham Council pay its costs.
May 13, 2021
A Derbyshire boy had to stay in primary school for an extra year because the council did not update his Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan on time, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found.
Apr 30, 2021
A Bromley grammar school has been asked to hold a fresh admissions appeal for a teenager wanting to enter its sixth form, and review the way it deals with future appeals, after the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman found a number of faults with the way it handled his case.
Apr 23, 2021
The Supreme Court has allowed Oxfordshire County Council's appeal in a case in which a family said the sale of school land worth £1.2m, which was gifted to the council by their late family member, was unlawful. The claimants, who are heirs of the late Robert Fleming who conveyed land to Oxfordshire County Council in 1914 and 1928 under the School Sites Act 1841, said that since the council sold…
Apr 19, 2021
A county council is facing a legal challenge over its decision to close a school as part of restructuring of its education system.
Apr 15, 2021
A borough council has had a costs order of £22,000 made against it by an Upper Tribunal Judge in a dispute over an Education, Health and Care plan for a man with learning disabilities.
Apr 09, 2021
Southampton City Council's religious education committee, the Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE), has agreed to retake a decision to block a humanist from becoming a full committee member following a threat of legal action.
Mar 31, 2021
A hearing held online involving visually impaired litigants was not unfair – or if there was any such unfairness, it made no material difference, the Upper Tribunal Administrative Appeals Chamber has found.