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Phelps v Hillingdon London Borough Council [2000]

Facts

  • Child not diagnosed with dyslexia by psychologist
  • This did not receive extra support as school

Issue

  • Could education authority be liable for failure to diagnose

Decision

  • Yes, recovery allowed

Reasoning

  • Local education authorities could be vicariously liable for not diagnosing children’s mental issues, in this case dyslexia
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