What Happens Next?
We will check your claim form to see if the Tribunal can deal with the matters you
have raised. If we need further information, we will contact you.
When we are sure that we can proceed, we will register your claim. We will then
send you guidance about preparing your case statement. We will copy your claim
to the Responsible Body when it is registered and also your case statement so they
can respond. There is an information note on making a disability discrimination
claim on the Health and Education Chamber website.
You are given 20 working days (4 weeks) to prepare a case statement. The
responsible body has a further 10 working days to produce their response to this.
You might think you have submitted enough information in your claim. You do not
need to prepare a case statement but you may need further time to consider if
there is any other information which might assist the Tribunal to understand your
child and their needs.
If you want your case to proceed as quickly as possible or think you may need
more time you may ask for these time periods to be changed.
A tribunal will comprise of three people – one will be a legal member who is an
experienced lawyer and the other two are specialist members, with expertise in
education, social work or health. Occasionally a tribunal will be made up of one
legal member, sitting alone. The hearing will normally be held close to your home.
We will send you more information at the end of the case statement period. All
hearings are allocated at least a full day. More complex hearings may be allocated
For further information:
• 0141 302 5860
Revised January 18 16