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asdx2 Mon 04-Jul-11 21:12:13

So we are off to Judicial Review because the LEA informed me they didn't intend to amend DS's statement and so the placement named was a non existent provision.

We're off to Tribunal to appeal the non amended statement because the provision named if it existed wouldn't be able to meet his needs.

Today I got an email passed on by the Head of ds's unit from the LIO where he states he is rewriting ds's statement( but there has been no reassessment) and asking the head to tell him exactly what ds needs besides the full time 1 to 1 support to remain in the unit next year (a curriculum and a peer group I would imaginehmm ) as that is what the LEA expect.

Oh well I'm sure the solicitor will have something to say about it anyway

pinkorkid Mon 04-Jul-11 21:33:08

Sorry to hear they are still messing you around, asdx2. The only thing that kept me sane in your position was thinking how LEA's unreasonable behaviour must surely count against them at tribunal.

How long do you have to wait until the judicial review and the tribunal?

Starchart Mon 04-Jul-11 21:51:42

LOL, sorry but asdx your OP did make me laugh.

I think I'm slipping into a surreal parallel universe. Just can't believe the things I'm reading on here any more.

(of course I can, but you know what I mean)

asdx2 Mon 04-Jul-11 21:58:42

Solicitor is pushing for expedited hearing but I can't imagine it will be before September for the tribunal however with the issue of an amended statement (that we haven't got yet) thrown in we'll have to reconsider everything to tailor the case to meet the new statement.
The Judicial Review I hope will come swiftly once we get permission to proceed and if so I think we won't get to Tribunal.

EllenJaneisnotmyname Mon 04-Jul-11 22:47:51

What can I say? biscuit ? What do they think they'll achieve? Saving themselves one term of independent fees? It's so blatantly bloody crap... <loses coherent speech>

TotalChaos Mon 04-Jul-11 22:49:42

what a bizarre way of stalling biscuit

asdx2 Mon 04-Jul-11 23:33:41

A year's fees at Independent are £44,000 ds would share a minibus that is already contracted for transport.

The place in the unit without the 1 to 1 support is £15,000 then they need to factor in a specialist TA giving full time support and a taxi service for the 26 miles there and back.

They need to find and implement a curriculum because there isn't one in place and they need to work out where his contact with peers will be sourced from.

Ironically I have been sent details of another SEN provision (second one from LEA) to be built onto the local FE college that isn't built yet. I think they hope to waste a year and then try and place ds in one of the two provisions that should be opening September 2012.

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