Special educational needs


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Derby City Council (20 007 010)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 11-May-2021

    Summary: There was fault by the Council in failing to update an Education, Health and Care Plan in a timely way and in failing to resolve Mr X's concerns a school was not providing all the provision in the Plan. This was fault and caused unnecessary time, stress and frustration to Mr X. It also meant Mr X's son's Plan did not reflect the current needs for an extended period. Recommendations for an apology, financial payment and service improvements are made.

  • Oxfordshire County Council (20 007 719)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 11-May-2021

    Summary: Miss B complains about the way the Council handled her daughter, C's, transition to post-16 education. We found fault with the Council. This caused injustice to Miss B and C. The Council agrees actions to remedy the injustice.

  • London Borough of Brent (19 012 360)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 07-May-2021

    Summary: Mr C says the Council is at fault for delay in carrying out annual reviews of his son's education, health and care plan. He also says it delayed in informing him of the review results and in implementing the recommendations of those reviews. He says this caused him injustice in that it led his son to miss out on educational provision. The Council was at fault for a failure to inform Mr C of its decision following an annual review in 2018. This caused Mr C injustice. He was unable to pursue an appeal against the plan for a year. However, there is no evidence that his son missed out on education. The Council has agreed to pay Mr C a sum as a remedy.

  • Essex County Council (20 001 360)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 07-May-2021

    Summary: Mr B complained about the actions of the Council associated with the annual reviews of Education, Health and Care plans for his disabled children. We found there was fault by the Council in this matter, causing injustice for which the Council has agreed to provide a remedy we recommended.

  • Cumbria County Council (19 018 931)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 07-May-2021

    Summary: Mrs X complains that the Council failed to monitor her son's placement at an independent alternative provision. The Ombudsman finds the Council acted without fault. However, there was fault in the actions of the Council following an annual review of the EHCP in March 2019 which meant Mrs X was denied her right to appeal. The Council has agreed to apologise, make a financial payment and service improvements.

  • Leicester City Council (20 003 951)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 05-May-2021

    Summary: Ms C complained about the Council's delays in providing her son with education as set out in his Education, Health and Care plan. We find the Council was at fault when it delayed providing Ms C's son with alternative education when he was out of school. The Council has agreed to our recommendations to address the injustice caused to Ms C and her son.

  • London Borough of Camden (19 019 667)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 05-May-2021

    Summary: The complainant complains about the Council's handling of his son's Education, Health and Care Plan and says the Council has failed to comply with a decision by the court. The Council says it has paid for support for which the complainant has provided invoices. The Council and the complainant have also agreed to settle the outstanding payments. We find the Council at fault and that it has provided a suitable remedy. We are not investigating other parts of the complaint for jurisdictional reasons. The complainant's appeal to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal and judicial review proceedings against the Council removes those other issues from our jurisdiction.

  • Suffolk County Council (19 019 102)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 05-May-2021

    Summary: Mr and Mrs J complain they were caused distress and uncertainty because of the Council's failure to issue an Education, Health and Care Plan promptly for their daughter K. The Council also failed to offer alternative provision even though K was too ill to attend her school. The investigation found evidence of fault and the Council has agreed to apologise and to ensure it meets the requirements of the law and statutory guidance going forward. It had already agreed to provide a financial remedy in line with our guidance.

  • Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council (20 004 230)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 04-May-2021

    Summary: Mrs B complains the Council has not dealt properly with her son X's Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). The Council is at fault because it delayed reviewing X's EHCP and did not make some provision for X's Special Education Needs (SEN). The Council has agreed to pay Mrs B £6,800 in respect of C's missed SEN provision.

  • Devon County Council (20 001 224)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 30-Apr-2021

    Summary: Ms B complains the Council has not dealt properly with her son C's Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). The Council is at fault because it didn't follow statutory timescales when it amended C's EHCP. Special Education Needs (SEN) provision for C was delayed. The Council should pay Ms B £900 in respect of C's missed provision.

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