FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

17 January 2022

My request relates to Special Education Needs (SEND) tribunals and costs, and is as follows:


  1. Please provide a monthly breakdown of the number of appeals made by parents, guardians, or other authorities, against the council’s decision on a child’s EHCP, from January 2018 - January 2022


  1. Please provide a monthly budget breakdown of all money spent on SEND tribunals, from January 2018 - January 2022. Please include any relevant or associated costs, for example solicitor costs, in-house solicitor time, associated costs such as SEND team costs including days spent, social care costs including days spent, health costs including days spent, total cost for SEND mediation services, and any additional costs associated with SEND tribunal such as printing and admin time.

If possible, please break down the monthly costs as above or however best suits, but if a substantive response is not possible within the time frame, please just provide total/overall costs over this time period rather than breaking it down, to preclude the need of making a new request. If that is still not possible, please prioritize spending on barristers and solicitors, but keep the information consistent across the given time period. 

Furthermore, if part of the information in the scope of this request catches one or more exceptions please remember to apply a presumption in favour of disclosure, as stipulated by regulation 12(2). 

East Herts Council Response

17 January 2022

Freedom of Information Act –  Information Request –

Further to your Freedom of Information request regarding:SEND tribunals

This is a function carried out by Hertfordshire County Council therefore your request should be sent to [email protected]

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Telephone 0303 123 1113

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

I apologise that your request cannot be met and should you have any further queries or information needs in the future then please contact me.


It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

Thank you for your request.