How we help Get support Education, Health and Care plans Appealing to the SEND Tribunal What powers does the Tribunal have in relation to health and social care? The Tribunal can make ‘recommendations’ to the health and social care sections of a plan. These are non-binding but there is an expectation they will be followed. If they are not going to be followed then the LA (for social care) or the Clinical Commissioning Group (“CCG”) (for health) will need to write to the parents/young person and Tribunal within 5 weeks of the decision, explaining why they have decided not to follow the recommendations. The CCG is the local body that oversees the delivery of health services.