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Statement Not upheld Special educational needs 31-Mar-2015
Summary: The Council followed proper procedures in ensuring appropriate educational provision for a young person with significant behavioural difficulties. It handled the transition to post 16 provision correctly and responded properly to a safeguarding referral. Concerns about the young person's representative were explored in an appropriate way but were not clearly explained to the young person, his carer or the representative.
Statement Closed after initial enquiries Special educational needs 27-Mar-2015
Summary: The Ombudsman cannot further investigate the complaint.
Statement Closed after initial enquiries Special educational needs 26-Mar-2015
Summary: There are not good reasons to exercise the Ombudsman's discretion to investigate the part of the complaint that could have been appealed to a tribunal. On the other part of the complaint, I do not see any fault in the Council's refusal to give Mrs B's daughter free school transport.
Statement Upheld Special educational needs 25-Mar-2015
Summary: Kent County Council (the Council) delayed in completing the complainant's child's Statement of Special Educational Needs. As a result the complainant had to meet the transport costs to take her child to a special school for longer than necessary. The Council has agreed the recommended settlement. I have therefore completed my investigation and I am closing the complaint.
Statement Not upheld Special educational needs 24-Mar-2015
Summary: Following Mrs B's house move there was some delay in securing a permanent suitable school place for C. However, this delay was not the fault of the Council. C had access to her original school place, and was then given a place at Z Pupil Referral Unit. C's assessment for a statement of SEN was completed without delay. C was therefore not left by the Council without suitable educational provision. The actions of X School are outside my jurisdiction.
Statement Closed after initial enquiries Special educational needs 20-Mar-2015
Summary: Mr and Mrs P say the Council gave inaccurate information to a Special Educational Needs' Tribunal. The Ombudsman will not investigate their complaint because the Tribunal has already considered the information's accuracy and any effect it had on their daughter's special educational needs' statement, and it was better placed to do so.
Statement Upheld Special educational needs 17-Mar-2015
Summary: The Council was at fault in taking too long to issue a Final Amended Statement, and in not naming a school when it did so. But, this did not cause injustice to the complainant and her son as she opposed the school that the Tribunal directed the Council to name.
Statement Upheld Special educational needs 12-Mar-2015
Summary: The Council failed to ensure a school put in place all the provisions of his Statement of Special Educational Needs over a two year period. This caused injustice to M as he may have missed out on the opportunity to progress more quickly and caused Mrs B (his mother) significant time and trouble. The Council has provided M with an iPad and agreed to pay him £650. In addition it has agreed to pay Mrs B £150 for her time and trouble in pursuing the complaint.
Statement Upheld Special educational needs 09-Mar-2015
Summary: The Council failed to ensure educational provision for over a year, failed to provide a Transition Plan and failed to carry out a Learning Difficulty Assessment for a young person with a statement of special educational needs. However, it is not possible to quantify the injustice claimed from these faults because of other factors.
Statement Closed after initial enquiries Special educational needs 04-Mar-2015
Summary: Mrs X complains about a lack of occupational therapy provision for her daughter, D. The Ombudsman will not investigate the complaint because part of it is late and the remainder has been the subject of an appeal to a tribunal.