Decisions for Suffolk County Council between 01 April 2022 and 31 March 2023

There are 6 results (please note that to maintain confidentiality, we do not publish all our decisions)

  • Suffolk County Council (21 006 296)

    Statement Upheld Looked after children 21-Apr-2022

    Summary: Mr and Mrs C said the Council failed to respond adequately to their enquiries about the care of their granddaughter, X. The Council was at fault for a failure to communicate adequately during early 2021. This fault caused injustice to Mr and Mrs C who were distressed by these failures. The Council has already apologised and no further remedy is required.

  • Suffolk County Council (21 016 344)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 16-Jun-2022

    Summary: there was delay by the Council arranging Speech and Language Therapy for Mr F’s daughter, G, but the Council has offered an appropriate remedy. There are no grounds for the Ombudsman to recommend the Council refund Mr F’s legal expenses.

  • Suffolk County Council (21 011 543)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 07-Jul-2022

    Summary: Ms B complained the Council failed to secure the provision in her children’s education, health and care plans and secure places at the named school. She says this caused her and her children distress. Ms B also complained the Council did not arrange transport for her children to get to their named school. We found fault with the Council for a short delay arranging Ms B’s children’s educational placements. We consider the Council’s apology a suitable remedy for any injustice caused by its fault.

  • Suffolk County Council (22 002 308)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 28-Sep-2022

    Summary: The Council failed to provide alternative education for a child out of education after permanent exclusion. The Council apologised and proposed a remedy, which Miss X accepted before the complaint was investigated by the Ombudsman. The remedy is in line with our guidelines so the complaint was closed as the Council has already remedied the complaint.

  • Suffolk County Council (22 001 645)

    Statement Upheld Safeguarding 28-Nov-2022

    Summary: Mr B complained the Council discharged his father in to his and his mother’s care despite them not agreeing to care for him. He said this put his mother at risk of harm from abuse and physical injury. He complained the Council did not provide support or respite. He said caring for his father meant he had to give up his job and negatively impacted his well-being. The Council apologised for its delay arranging to review Mr B’s carers assessment. We found no other fault by the Council and consider its apology a suitable remedy for the injustice to Mr B and Mrs C by its delay.

  • Suffolk County Council (22 001 092)

    Statement Upheld Assessment and care plan 09-Dec-2022

    Summary: Ms X complained about the way the Council decided to place her mother, Mrs Y, at Finborough Court care home, Stowmarket. Ms X also complained about Finborough Court’s decision to appoint her sister as Mrs Y’s essential care giver. There was fault causing injustice when the Council failed to adequately communicate with Ms X or involve her in its initial decision-making. The Council’s apology and improvements since Ms X’s complaint remedies her injustice.

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