How we help Get support Education, Health and Care plans Appealing to the SEND Tribunal If your appeal is part of the National Trial, what difference will it make to the appeal process? 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.