New precedent setting ruling: UK child with Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity to be accommodated with educational low EMF environment
East Sussex, UK
Upper Tribunal requires council to secure EHCP for student who is hypersensitive to Wi-Fi signals
‘The Upper Tribunal has ruled that a council must secure special educational provision for a child who has electromagnetic hypersensitivity and is particularly sensitive to Wi-Fi signals.
In EAM v East Sussex County Council (Special educational needs)  UKUT 193 (AAC), on appeal from the First-tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal judge Jacobs found that the child should be considered disabled by her condition under the Equality Act 2010 and that she required an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
The child’s parents – who argue that their daughter needs to be schooled in a ‘low electromagnetic environment’ – have been attempting to secure an EHCP that acknowledges her condition since 2017….’