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Getting into school after a move

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Canadianclarelouise Mon 27-Jun-11 11:36:14

Desperate for help!
My niece, who is 14, recently moved in with me - on the 31 May. I have been trying to get her in to a school since then, they local authority have moved so slowly! Finally on Friday they told me that they have set up a panel to discuss her needs - not until the 9 July (I'm sure this is also an incorrect date as that is a Saturday). By this time the school year will be practically over and my niece will have missed all school since before the last half term. Is there any kind of legal action I can take? I really feel this is unacceptable. Thanks, Clare

prh47bridge Mon 27-Jun-11 11:45:31

Your best option is to complain to the Local Government Ombudsman. If they think the delay is unreasonable you may get some compensation.

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