Special educational needs


Recent statements in this category are shown below:

  • Sheffield City Council (16 013 618)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 27-Apr-2017

    Summary: The Council took more than a year too long in issuing EHC Plans for Mrs X's sons and she had to chase it repeatedly. This meant she was unable to appeal to the SEND Tribunal and she had to pay privately for provision. The Council has apologised, but it will also arrange training for staff and pay Mrs X £1870.25 for the provision she had to arrange herself and for her time and trouble it caused her.

  • Sheffield City Council (16 014 850)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 27-Apr-2017

    Summary: The Council took more than a year too long in issuing EHC Plans for Mrs X's sons and she had to chase it repeatedly. This meant she was unable to appeal to the SEND Tribunal and she had to pay privately for provision. The Council has apologised, but it will also arrange training for staff and pay Mrs X £1870.25 for the provision she had to arrange herself and for her time and trouble it caused her.

  • Cambridgeshire County Council (16 005 234)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 26-Apr-2017

    Summary: There was fault by the Council in failing to make sure all suitable provision to meet D's special educational needs was in place during the autumn term 2014 and part of the spring term 2015. The Council was also responsible for some delay and confusion about the offer of a personal budget. It caused uncertainty and may have contributed to a shortfall in D's provision in the spring term 2015. The Council has agreed a remedy.

  • Cheshire East Council (16 002 968)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 24-Apr-2017

    Summary: While there was confusion over what statement C's school were delivering, the Council is not at fault. It issued the correct statement and acted when Mrs X questioned which statement the school was using. However, the Council delayed in issuing C's EHCP and failed to act on Mrs X's concerns over the school's delivery of the EHCP. The Council also failed to liaise with the school when responding to Mrs X's complaint. The Council has agreed to carry out a review of the school's delivery of C's EHCP, apologise to Mr and Mrs X and pay them £300.

  • Surrey County Council (16 013 707)

    Statement Not upheld Special educational needs 21-Apr-2017

    Summary: The Council was not at fault for how long it took to amend Y's SEN statement. It took reasonable steps before issuing the amendment notice, and complied with statutory timescales when issuing the final amended statement.

  • Hampshire County Council (15 017 155)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 18-Apr-2017

    Summary: The Council failed to carry out an Annual Review process and begin a Transition Plan for a young person (D) with a statement of special educational needs. These faults caused injustice to D and the parent (Mrs C). To put right fault causing injustice the Ombudsman recommended and the Council agreed to provide a written apology and provide payments to acknowledge distress to D and Mrs C.

  • Surrey County Council (16 018 250)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Special educational needs 13-Apr-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman cannot investigate Mrs M's complaint because she appealed the Council's decision to name a school for her child, which she disagrees with, to the Tribunal.

  • Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council (15 015 996)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 13-Apr-2017

    Summary: The Council failed to complete a technology assessment for a child with Special Educational Needs and failed to properly explain how it would monitor and review other specialist provision. However, it met the requirements of the child's statement in other respects.

  • Buckinghamshire County Council (16 017 313)

    Statement Closed after initial enquiries Special educational needs 11-Apr-2017

    Summary: The Ombudsman will not investigate this complaint about Special Educational Needs (SEN) provision for the complainant's son. This is because we could not add anything further to the Council's investigation.

  • Southampton City Council (16 012 366)

    Statement Upheld Special educational needs 11-Apr-2017

    Summary: The Council has failed to make the provision in Mrs X's son Y's Education Health and Care Plan since September 2016 and this is ongoing. It also failed to tell Mrs X about an amendment in 2015 and took too long to issue a new Education Health and Care Plan. The Council has agreed to make the provision stated in the new Plan and pay Mrs X £100 per month for the period from September 2016 to the time when it first makes the provision as stated.

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