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DFE clarify legal position EHC plans under pilots

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KeepOnKeepingOn1 Fri 13-Sep-13 15:34:02

Sound like building in extra layers of delay. There will need to be proof that agreement can't be reached. Do parents have the right to request a legally enforceable statement? Can you imagine an LA OFFERING anything that would be to their disadvantage?

Ime the main benefit of a statement was the legal right to appeal. DS1's final statement was for local m/s with 15 hours 1:1, small group or whole class. Post-tribunal he is at OOC Indi ss.

Prior to the tribunal the quality and quantity of assessments was minimal. Both adequate assessment and adequate provision are dependent ime on going to tribunal.

This means you have to jump through more hoops and the child's needs are not met for longer. It is clarification of crap. hmm

AgnesDiPesto Fri 13-Sep-13 14:41:07


In essence what IE has been saying they are not legally enforceable. But the DFE would expect where there is a dispute for the LA to 'convert' the Plan into a Statement and so provide a right of appeal without expecting the parent to go back to step 1

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