Special educational needs


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • London Borough of Bexley (17 002 104)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 11-Mar-2019

    Summary: Mrs X complained about delay and other fault in producing an Education Health and Care Plan for her son and failure to provide alternative education for him when he was out of school. The Ombudsman finds that there was delay, and the Council failed to ensure the child received education when he was out of school. The Council has agreed to a suitable remedy including a payment for lost education and a review of procedures.

  • Essex County Council (17 019 954)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 11-Mar-2019

    Summary: Ms X complains about her dealings with the Council regarding her daughter's special education needs. There was unreasonable delay by the Council in issuing a final Education, Health and Care plan for daughter in July 2017. The Council agreed to a financial remedy for the injustice caused to Ms X and her daughter.

  • London Borough of Hillingdon (18 009 504)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 06-Mar-2019

    Summary: Mrs X complained about delay in amending her son's Education Health and Care Plan and failure to put the appropriate support in place. The Ombudsman finds that there was delay in amending the Plan and evidence of some failure to follow up concerns about the provision. The Council has agreed to apologise and review its procedures.

  • Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council (17 000 031)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 06-Mar-2019

    Summary: Mrs V said the Council failed to offer her son appropriate support when he was out of school. There is evidence of fault and the Council has agreed to make a payment for missed educational provision and to apologise.

  • Kent County Council (18 003 661)

    Statement Not upheld Special educational needs 04-Mar-2019

    Summary: Mr X complains about how the Council handled the transfer of his son's special educational provision to the new special educational needs and disability system in March 2018. He also complains that the Council failed to stop his son's school terminating his placement, and failed to provide alternative education to his son while he was out of school. The Ombudsman has not found fault with the Council, which acted in line with its statutory responsibilities.

  • Wolverhampton City Council (18 010 174)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 04-Mar-2019

    Summary: The Council failed to tell Mr and Mrs B of its decision not to maintain an EHCP for their son, X. The Council did not have good grounds for the decision not to maintain an EHCP. As a result X has missed three years at the specialist residential school he now attends. The Council has already apologised to Mr and Mrs B but will also pay them £4500 within a month of this decision.

  • Surrey County Council (17 014 479)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 01-Mar-2019

    Summary: Mrs X has complained the Council failed to ensure the provision in her son's Education, Health and Care Plan was in place. There is evidence of fault by the Council.

  • Surrey County Council (17 014 465)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 01-Mar-2019

    Summary: Mrs X has complained the Council failed to provide a suitable remedy for the injustice caused by its failure to provide the provision in her son's Special Educational Needs Statement. There is evidence of fault by the Council.

  • Norfolk County Council (18 008 325)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 28-Feb-2019

    Summary: Mrs X complained the Council failed to provide education for her son after he was permanently excluded from school. The Council then failed to provide full-time education for a year. The Council also delayed in producing his Education Health and Care Plan. The Council is at fault. The Council has agreed to pay Mrs X and Y £1000 each to remedy the injustice caused.

  • Torbay Council (17 019 220)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 28-Feb-2019

    Summary: Miss X complains the Council has failed to make the provision specified in her Education Health and Care Plan since November 2017, causing her to lose the benefit of the provision. The original loss was caused by the withdrawal of a tutor. But the Council has failed to restore the provision for about a year. It will apologise and pay Miss X £900 for failing to make the provision in her EHC Plan and a £100 per month while this failing continues. It will also pay her mother £250 for her time trouble in pursuing the complaint.

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