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We won the tribunal !!!!!!

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bjkmummy Wed 27-Feb-13 12:59:23

Can't believe it - in shock! This started from when we had a 8.5k a year placement as our first school choice. LA played their stupid games and the offer of a place withdrawn on the final day of submissions so we had 24 hours to find an independent placement which we have won.

So a year of stress which could have been resolved months ago without the need for tribunal - cost to us 3k and heaps of stress.

Cost to LA was originally going to be about 20k if they had gone with our first choice of placement, cost to LA now 70k a year for the placement plus the cost of hiring a solicitor and barrister to take us on - I did it without any legal help but the power of mumsnet.

Would like to say thank you to each and everyone of you for holding my hand through this journey. Just shows that David can beat Goliath.

The journey not over for me as now the complaint process starts but that can wait for another day smile

perceptionreality Wed 27-Feb-13 13:03:24

Well done bkjmummy! I am so happy for you smilesmile

The feeling of having won is just such a happy relief isn't it?

salondon Wed 27-Feb-13 13:03:56


KeepOnKeepingOn1 Wed 27-Feb-13 13:04:26

Brilliant and well-deserved smile

I am so pleased for you that I feel quite tearful ...

Have a wine on me.

ouryve Wed 27-Feb-13 13:05:00

Yay! Cheers! brew

grinnbareit Wed 27-Feb-13 13:05:11

grin I didn't help sorry but congratulations! wine

inappropriatelyemployed Wed 27-Feb-13 13:07:37



I am SO happy for you.

That is the best news I have had in ages.

Well done you. Well done indeed.

And well done that Tribunal for seeing through the crap.

amumtothree Wed 27-Feb-13 13:07:43

Congratulations smile

babiki Wed 27-Feb-13 13:10:37

Cool!! Super happy for you!!!!

iwanttoscream Wed 27-Feb-13 13:11:04

Congratulations, brilliant news and well deserved. Have a WELL DESERVED rest now, as you have been to hell and back, due to the LA.

bochead Wed 27-Feb-13 13:11:51

Yes!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you!!!!!!!!

That's wonderful. I firmly believe that every individual victory is a stepping stone in the right direction for ALL our kids.

Be prepared to "crash" over the next few weeks though, as the acculumated stress catches up with you. Plan a chillax weekend and a long bath when it hits.

What a waste of LA resources though - why can't these people just do the right thing in the first instance instead of having to be forced at every turn.

Scottishdancer Wed 27-Feb-13 13:16:13

Well done. I am so pleased for you.

WilsonFrickett Wed 27-Feb-13 13:22:06

Amazing! Well done. Another battle won!

HotheadPaisan Wed 27-Feb-13 13:25:07

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chocjunkie Wed 27-Feb-13 13:27:54

yes! you did a brilliant job. congratulations smile smile smile

silverfrog Wed 27-Feb-13 13:28:15

well done, that is brilliant news grin

do take some time to absorb this news - in some ways it is similar to taking time post dx to absorb and let it snk in. but today is a day to celebrate - what fantastic news!

wasuup3000 Wed 27-Feb-13 13:41:44

Brilliant!! ;)

flowwithit Wed 27-Feb-13 13:49:33

Great to read this positive news what a success well done!
Hope you can relax a little and celebrate now your hard work and persistence has paid off, fantastic!

AgnesDiPesto Wed 27-Feb-13 13:57:00

Hurrah! I had a hunch but you never know with panels so its good to have faith in common sense restored. We started off asking for £7500 part time mld nursery placement and ended up with £50k ABA in mainstream all because LA insisted ds was too bright and mild for SS. Glad the game playing blew up in their faces. Don't expect their attitude to change our LA treated us as tho we had bewitched the panel and lied to win to avoid accepting any responsibility. The best thing is you can now cut out of your life all those profs who did not help you. Right now go book the spa you missed out on. You deserve a total blow out.

moosemama Wed 27-Feb-13 14:05:11

Fanbloodytastic bjk, I am soooo pleased for you.

Well done! grin grin grin

zzzzz Wed 27-Feb-13 14:06:55

grin. I'm so pleased for you all.

Well done, well done that goose.


lougle Wed 27-Feb-13 14:16:51

Fantastic news!!!

When will these LA's learn??

zumbaleena Wed 27-Feb-13 14:21:54

Oh brilliant bjk! Honk honk

StarlightMcKenzie Wed 27-Feb-13 14:32:16

Well that brought me to tears!

We're all so incredibly proud of you.

If you can afford it in anyway, spend a couple of hundred on some indulgence.

Honk! grin

StarlightMcKenzie Wed 27-Feb-13 14:37:17

We started off simply asking that DS' already allocated TA be trained in ABA and a bit of consultant time. About £2k.

Ended up with a £35 placement with transport.

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