The LA appear to be bending over backwards - agreeing to 1 hour per week OT with an indi therapist at £80 per hour but have argued that 1 hour per week with a SALT is not an 'additional cost'. Maybe not but it is not free. What is a realistic figure for the cost of this provision - even if the LA have a contract? What arguments have been used in tribunal?
Also can we deduct the AWPU from costings for our choice?
When we went to tribunal the LA quoted £55 per hour for their SALT, had to laugh because they asked the SALT's from our choice of special school and put them down for him, plus expenses and travel, probably different in every area but this is an idea.
at mine they quoted £60 per hour. interestingly the NHS OT was trying to argue that she would only cost £20 per hour. if the LA try to give ridiculous figures it will make the tribunal raise an eyebrow.
It's around £100 per hour. There's a document somewhere on the Internet that shows costs per hour for all the NHS professions. I think it was published 2009 but you coukd still use it as a guide and submit it as evidence. Sorry can't link. Am on holiday.
Can we deduct the AWPU from our costs for indi ss?
I have just picked up the copies of the bundle - the LA section only contains their original response and one position statement. There are no copies of recent additional assessments even though I have been told they were filed with tribunal. Is this normal?
DS seems fine thanks iced - he lives in the moment and other things are far more important to him than his entire future
Me on the other hand ... I think I will have to detox after this is all over
As far as I am aware the AWPU is only for maintained schools and would not apply for independent schools. I know I didn't cost it in - I just had the cost of the school fees and that was it. My fees also included all of the salt and OT as well within the cost so didn't need to separate for my choice but did need to know the costs for the LA preferred school. My cost difference was 50k and I still won as the tribunal agreed the LA school was not suitable