Monthly Archives: July 2017

Ombudsman Decision: Boy Left Without Educational Provision In Norfolk For 5 Years

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has recently published a case where Norfolk Council must reimburse £1,500 the family spent obtaining professional reports and pay the parents £5000 for their child’s lost opportunities for education and support, plus £500 for their avoidable distress caused by the Council’s faults.

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New Named Person Consent Information Sharing Wellbeing Legislation (Scotland)

On June 20th 2017 the Scottish Government introduced the Children and Young People (Information Sharing) (Scotland) Bill – June 2017 [LINK] which modifies the Named Person duty following the 2016 Supreme Court ruling on information sharing. Here is a quote from the Explanatory Notes  Continue reading

Financial Reason to get an EHCP for College

This is the explanation I have recently received about 16-18 college funding for students with special educational needs and disabilities. I am passing this on in the hope that it will explain the financial benefit to having an Education Health and Care Plan [EHCP] *   Continue reading

Schools Week Article on Home Education July 2017

Schools Week has published an article about home education. It doesn’t mention unmet special educational needs; the issue of local authorities’ lack of power over academies; the threshold and eligibility for alternative provision; parents home educating while waiting for a place at a preferred school; or coerced deregistration.

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Timescale for Home Education Bill 2017

A new  Home Education Bill had its First Reading in the House of Lords on June 27th 2017. I explained in the last blog post what this means and I now want to look in more detail at the TIMESCALE for this Bill moving forwards. Continue reading