Special educational needs


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Kent County Council (19 000 955)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 26-Feb-2020

    Summary: There is fault in Kent County Council's handling of Mr B's son's educational provision and meeting his special educational needs under an Education, Health and Care Plan. This fault has resulted in injustice. The Council will take the agreed action, which includes making an apology and a payment, to recognise and remedy this injustice and will also review its practice and procedures to improve future services

  • Nottinghamshire County Council (19 004 624)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 26-Feb-2020

    Summary: There were some administrative errors by the Council in the way it updated an Education, Health and Care Plan and sought to identify a new school. Service improvements to prevent recurrence of these errors have been made.

  • Liverpool City Council (19 004 395)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 26-Feb-2020

    Summary: Ms X complains the Council has failed to identify or offer appropriate education for her son. The Council's failure to provide Y with alternative educational provision for an academic year amounts to fault. The delays in the annual review process and the failure to issue a final ECHP also amount to fault. These faults have caused Ms X and Y an injustice.

  • Surrey County Council (18 013 795)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 25-Feb-2020

    Summary: Ms X and Ms Y complained about delay by the Council in finding a school place for their son after agreeing his mainstream school was no longer suitable, and in issuing a final Education Health and Care Plan. There was delay caused by faulty consultation with schools and delay in carrying out a re-assessment of needs. The Council has agreed a suitable a remedy to recognise the loss of education, frustration, anxiety and distress this caused.

  • West Sussex County Council (19 004 376)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 25-Feb-2020

    Summary: The Council was at fault in the way it dealt with Mrs X's son's Education Health and Care Plan. It was responsible for some of the delay in issuing the final Plan and it failed to seek a professional report as part of the assessment. The Council has agreed to apologise and make a payment to recognise the frustration, anxiety and time and trouble caused.

  • Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council (19 007 547)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 24-Feb-2020

    Summary: There was fault by the Council, in failing to secure the provision of Speech and Language Therapy as part of an Education, Health and Care plan. However, the Council has now recognised this fault, and taken adequate steps to remedy the injustice which followed. For this reason, the Ombudsman has completed his investigation.

  • Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council (19 005 574)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 21-Feb-2020

    Summary: There was delay by the Council in issuing Mrs X's son's Education Health and Care Plan and poor communication with her. The Council has agreed to apologise and make a payment to recognise the loss of special needs support and Mrs X's time and trouble in pursuing her complaint.

  • Leicestershire County Council (19 007 543)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 21-Feb-2020

    Summary: Mrs B complains the Council did not provide support identified for her daughter in an Education, Health and Care Plan and then failed to amend that plan in good time. We uphold both parts of the complaint. We find these faults caused injustice to Mrs B, mainly as distress as she faced added demands supporting her daughter. Mrs B's daughter also suffered her own distress as a result of missing education. The Council has accepted these findings. At the end of this statement we explain action the Council has agreed to remedy the injustice caused.

  • Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (18 005 790)

    Statement Not upheld Special educational needs 20-Feb-2020

    Summary: The Ombudsmen finds fault by the two Councils, NELFT and the CCG in that they have failed to make appropriate educational and health provision for the complainants' two children, who have special educational and mental health needs. The Ombudsmen have recommended steps to put things right for the children and parents. Issues about health provision for the children are now being considered by a Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal, which can make recommendations to NELFT about what clinical support it should provide to the children.

  • West Sussex County Council (18 005 790)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 20-Feb-2020

    Summary: The Ombudsmen finds fault by the two Councils, NELFT and the CCG in that they have failed to make appropriate educational and health provision for the complainants' two children, who have special educational and mental health needs. The Ombudsmen have recommended steps to put things right for the children and parents. Issues about health provision for the children are now being considered by a Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal, which can make recommendations to NELFT about what clinical support it should provide to the children.