Recent reports in this category are shown below:
Report Upheld Special educational needs 26-May-2021
Summary: Mr X complained that the Council failed in July 2018 to conduct a proper annual review of his son's (B's) Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan and delayed in issuing the Plan. Mr X says that because of the Council's fault, some aspects of B's health provision were removed wrongly from his Plan.
Report Upheld Special educational needs 01-Apr-2021
Summary: Mrs X complained the Council delayed in sending her a copy of the final Education Health and Care Plan (EHC Plan) for her son following the Tribunal's decision, and wrongly removed agreed provision from Section G of the final EHC Plan.
Report Upheld Special educational needs 24-Mar-2021
Summary: Mrs Y complained the Council delayed issuing an amended Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC Plan) for her son, Z, and failed to provide him with suitable education while it found a new placement.
Report Upheld School admissions 23-Mar-2021
Summary: Mr B complained about various matters related to his son's application for a place in the sixth form at St Olave's and St Saviour's Grammar School. The main areas of his complaint related to the way in which the admissions authority decided not to honour its conditional offer of a place after his son achieved a slightly lower grade in a GCSE subject that he did not intend studying at A Level, and the independent appeal panel's handling of his son's subsequent appeal against that decision.
Report Upheld Special educational needs 15-Mar-2021
Summary: We are issuing this report because the Council failed to comply with an agreed recommendation to provide one of the remedies from a previous complaint Mr X made to us.
Report Upheld Special educational needs 22-Feb-2021
Summary: Ms X complained the Council delayed carrying out her son's annual review, issuing his final amended Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan and consulting with secondary schools.
Report Upheld Alternative provision 16-Feb-2021
Summary: Miss Y complained the Council failed in its duty to provide suitable full-time education to her daughter, W, when they moved to a new house.
Report Upheld Special educational needs 12-Feb-2021
Summary: Mrs C complained on behalf of her son Z, that the Council failed to ensure Z received suitable full-time education and Special Educational Needs (SEN) provision after it concluded he was unable to attend school for health reasons. Mrs C says that upon Z's return to school, the Council continued to fail to provide the SEN provision.
Report Upheld Alternative provision 21-Jan-2021
Summary: Mr F's son, B, suffers from anxiety. Mr F complained the Council did not provide education for B when he was unable to attend school due to illness. B missed education because of a flaw in the service designed by the Council to fulfil its duties to children unable to attend school. The Council "outsourced" its responsibilities to schools and did not retain sufficient oversight and control. This meant the Council was either unaware or not in a position to act when things went wrong. The Council relied on B's school to make decisions about B's education. When attempts to secure B's return to school failed, the Council should have arranged suitable education for him. The service designed by the Council failed. B was without education for four months as a result.
Report Upheld Special educational needs 08-Jan-2021
Summary: Ms X complains of failures by the Council to meet her son, Mr Z's special educational and care needs, causing significant distress to her family. While there was no fault in the SEN matter, the Council failed to properly consider the safeguarding risks to Mr Z's younger siblings repeatedly raised by Ms X. This went on for almost three years, causing her distress and leading to the younger siblings suffering repeated unprovoked violent assaults by Mr Z, who was much larger than them, as well as fear of further attacks.