Special educational needs


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Derbyshire County Council (17 007 667)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Special educational needs 11-Sep-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman cannot investigate Mr and Mrs J's complaint that the Council has put forward a school which cannot meet their son's SEN, because this is a matter which they have already taken to a tribunal.

  • London Borough of Richmond upon Thames (16 008 519)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 07-Sep-2017

    Summary: The actions of the Council in respect of an assessment of social care needs, which Ms B had requested to inform an Education Health and Care Plan, were not affected by fault causing injustice.

  • Kent County Council (16 008 611)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 05-Sep-2017

    Summary: There was fault and delay by the Council in responding to a complaint about new home to school transport arrangements. This led to a disabled child losing 8 weeks, 2 days of education and placed extra stress on his parent.

  • London Borough of Waltham Forest (16 006 192)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Special educational needs 05-Sep-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint about Special Educational Needs (SEN) provision for the complainant's son. This is because most of the matters complained of are out of our jurisdiction, and further investigation cannot achieve a worthwhile outcome.

  • Kent County Council (17 007 344)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Special educational needs 02-Sep-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman cannot investigate Mrs A's complaint about the assessment of her son's special educational needs because she has appealed to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Chamber of the First Tier Tribunal.

  • West Berkshire Council (17 006 613)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Special educational needs 30-Aug-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman cannot investigate this complaint about the implementation of an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP) for the complainant's daughter. This is because he cannot consider the actions of schools or the actions of the Council in relation to an Academy.

  • Buckinghamshire County Council (17 006 569)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 30-Aug-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint about the provision of Special Educational Needs support for the complainant's daughter. This is because part of the complaint concerns the actions of a college, and is out of our jurisdiction. The other part is about delay in the provision of an Education and Health Care Plan and the remedy offered by the Council is appropriate.

  • Nottinghamshire County Council (16 016 308)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Special educational needs 23-Aug-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mr & Mrs X's complaint about the Council's recent decisions on their son's education. This includes any failure to carry out the decision of an earlier Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal. Mr & Mrs X have appealed again to the Tribunal and there is not enough reason for the Ombudsman to investigate.

  • Dorset County Council (17 006 704)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Special educational needs 17-Aug-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate Mrs X's complaint about the Council's actions in assessing the education and health care needs of her son. Mrs X needs to finish her appeal to the Special Educational Needs Tribunal and then complain again to the Council before the Ombudsman will further consider her complaints.

  • Brighton & Hove City Council (16 015 449)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 15-Aug-2017

    Summary: The Council was at fault in delaying transferring Mr X's daughter from a Learning Difficulty Assessment to an Education Health and Care Plan. It also failed to ensure some provision was made. The Council has agreed to make a payment to make up for the speech and language therapy sessions she missed as a result. It will review its contracts with further education colleges to ensure provision is put in place. This is a satisfactory remedy.

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