The special educational needs and disability (SEND) Tribunal are responsible for handling appeals against local authority decisions regarding special educational needs.
Previously they could only make recommendations about education aspects of Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans.
They can now make recommendations about health and social care aspects EHC Plans issued from 3 April 2018.
The trial came to an end on 31 August 2021. Due to the success of the trail the SEND Tribunal will continue to have the power to make recommendations about health and social care issues.