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can LEA take away ind SS place in neighbouring LEA?

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coreny Wed 10-Apr-13 17:42:29

so I see that some LEA's are going to spend less money on SEN try to reduce the number of children being educated in neighbouring LEA's.

What if your child is already being educated in another LEA? Under what circumstances can they withdraw the place?

HotheadPaisan Wed 10-Apr-13 18:40:36

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

StarlightMcKenzie Wed 10-Apr-13 18:55:42

It is unlikely to happen as run of the mill, but the LA might look into moving your child in-county at key transition stages.

So, primary to secondary and secondary to post-16.

Another one to watch out for is potentially Infants to Juniors but it isn't likely to be so much of an issue.

I imagine an easier path for them will just to be to deny future placements and to increase the number of hoops parents need to jump through to get them.

CwtchesAndCuddles Wed 10-Apr-13 19:37:04

My LEA have just increased capacity within the main special school serving the county - this is with the intention of trying to keep children within county placement.

It's a great school and the extra places will be more than snapped up, there is a lot of pressure on cost of provision now and I think it's only going to get harder to get out of county funding.

My LEA will be looking to bring some children back into county provision at transition points.

coreny Wed 10-Apr-13 19:41:32

we do have a transition point coming up in the not too distant future <worried>

StarlightMcKenzie Wed 10-Apr-13 19:45:07

which one?

Overall it will be easier to make savings by reducing the new places as not giving someone something is a lot easier and cheaper than taking something away from someone.

When they attempt to bring children back in, they'll prioritise secondary-post 16, as they risk funding a child until 25 with the new EHP thingies. I imagine they'll be overrun for a while trying to work all of that out and in figuring out the new laws. Then I imagine they'll go for the specialist nursery to primary transition.

coreny Wed 10-Apr-13 19:50:59

post 16
there is provision at his SS and that's where I'm hoping he'll stay

There can't be that many children out of county in ind SS. I hope they don't already have their beady eye on him.

StarlightMcKenzie Wed 10-Apr-13 19:53:03

If he is already in a placement that provides post 16 you have an advantage. No doubt the school will be able to provide ample evidence of why he needs to continue there if he does.

coreny Wed 10-Apr-13 20:01:52

That's heartening. Yes I'm sure that the school would fight his corner as well.

coreny Wed 10-Apr-13 20:02:44

Thanks for answering smile

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