The LA will need to issue a response to all parts of the appeal, not just the educational part of your appeal. It will need to obtain a response from the CCG on the health aspects of the appeal. The LA may elect to bring witnesses to the hearing from social care and/or health. It is possible the CCG will also send along its own legal representatives.

You will need to gather and prepare evidence on education, health and /or social care in preparation for the appeal. You may want to secure witnesses to support your case, for example independent health or other professionals.

As a consequence of extending the appeal to include health and social care,  National Trial hearings may be longer and may even go on over two days.