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Alternative provision


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Kingston Upon Hull City Council (21 006 452)

    Statement Upheld Alternative provision 03-Jul-2022

    Summary: The Council was at fault for a delay in deciding whether to reassess Y's special educational needs, a delay in carrying out that reassessment and a failure to either provide full-time alternative education whilst Y was out of school or record the reasons part-time provision was a suitable education for him. The Council will make a payment to Y's parents to remedy the uncertainty about whether the alternative education was suitable, and the frustration caused by the delays. It will work with relevant health bodies to prevent recurrence of the delays. The Trust was at fault for a delay in providing the advice the Council requested for the reassessment, and a failure to properly record the initial request and its response, for which it will apologise.

  • Buckinghamshire Council (21 005 546)

    Statement Not upheld Alternative provision 26-Jun-2022

    Summary: Mrs X complained the Council did not arrange alternative provision for her son when she removed him from school. There is no fault with how the Council handled Mrs X's son's case. We have completed our investigation.

  • London Borough of Bromley (21 011 678)

    Statement Upheld Alternative provision 19-Jun-2022

    Summary: Mr X complained about the Council's failure to secure alternative education, including provision from his son's Education, Health and Care plan, after it found out in June 2021 that his son was no longer able to attend school. The Council was at fault for the delay in securing alternative provision for Mr X's son. The Council agreed to remedy the injustice its actions caused to Mr X and his son.

  • West Sussex County Council (21 000 584)

    Statement Upheld Alternative provision 19-Jun-2022

    Summary: The Council was at fault for failing to put in place adequate education for a child when he was out of school. The Council was also at fault for failing to put in place the provision listed in the child's Education, Health and Care plan. As a result the child has fallen behind his peers. The Council agreed to apologise and make a payment for the benefit of the child's education.

  • Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council (21 010 140)

    Statement Upheld Alternative provision 15-Jun-2022

    Summary: Mrs X complained the Council failed to meet her child, Y's special educational needs and to provide them with suitable alternative education. There was fault in how the Council failed to arrange suitable alternative education for Y when she was unable to attend school due to anxiety. It agreed to apologise, pay Mrs X and Y a financial remedy and review its procedures.

  • Wiltshire Council (21 013 627)

    Statement Not upheld Alternative provision 08-Jun-2022

    Summary: Mrs V complained the Council did not put enough alternative educational provision in place when her son could not attend school. After making alternative arrangements, she asked to withdraw her complaint. We agreed to discontinue our investigation.

  • Surrey County Council (21 018 043)

    Statement Upheld Alternative provision 07-Jun-2022

    Summary: We upheld Miss X's complaint about a delay in identifying and agreeing a college placement for her daughter Miss Y. There was also an unacceptable delay in amending Miss Y's Education, Health and Care plan and poor communication. The Council will make payments to both and take other action described in this statement.

  • Surrey County Council (21 014 162)

    Statement Upheld Alternative provision 05-Jun-2022

    Summary: Mr X complained about the alternative education the Council arranged for his son, Y. There was fault with how the Council arranged alternative provision for Y when he could not attend his agreed school place. The Council agree to apologise to Mr X, pay him a financial remedy and review how it arranges alternative provision.

  • London Borough of Brent (21 003 785)

    Statement Upheld Alternative provision 16-May-2022

    Summary: Ms X and Mr Y complain the Council failed to make sure their daughter, B, received suitable educational provision when she became too unwell to attend school. The Council has accepted it incorrectly refused to accept the private medical reports Ms X and Mr Y provided and provided several remedies. However, we find, because of this fault, the Council failed to arrange suitable educational provision for B. To remedy this, the Council has agreed to apologise to B, Ms X and Mr Y, make a payment for the time B was without suitable provision and several service improvements.

  • Suffolk County Council (21 008 105)

    Statement Upheld Alternative provision 28-Apr-2022

    Summary: Ms E complained the Council did not provide her son with the education and specialist provision as set out in his Education, Health and Care plan when he started a new school in September 2020. We find the Council was at fault for failing to provide Ms E's son with alternative education when he was not attending school. It has also delayed finalising his Education, Health and Care plan. The Council has agreed to our recommendations to address the injustice caused by fault.