All e information that lea holds on my son that has not been sent in by myself as evidence towards his statutory assessment for a statement.
Namely all written information and electronic information in relation to Ds in the decision making process All of the correspondence from all of the professionals asked to submit evidence Ocupational therapy, Private salt, developmental paediatrician, nhs salt, educational psychologist, all parties that have been into school to assess ds All information submitted by school.
In summary everything held on Ds
Can I ask them in the same request for the school sen budget or is that a separate request?
The question on the SEN budget is a Freedom of Information request which is different to a DPA. There will be somewhere on your council's website and you can make the request for free if you receive the information electronically. You can ask lots of questions in the same FOI request - so how many children have been issued with a note in lieu in the last 12 months.
As part of the DPA request you should receive everything held on your son including communication between staff but be vigilant - my LA have just sent me copies of the information I submitted
Every delay buys them time when they're not having to potentially pay for provision. By doing this, they've managed to let themselves off any obligations for the rest of the academic year, and possibly longer.
If im honest I don't think the LA or school or NHS do anything out of spite as such. I think initially they do things due to lack of understanding of complex needs, then it snowballs, they would then rather try to cover their tracks, than say they messed up. Also the money element, its cheaper to drag it out as long as possible.
Its only when faced with overwhelming evidence of their mess up, do they give in, rather than admit they messed up. Still giving you what you are asking for is far more productive than an apology.
I just want them to get on with it. More waiting, more stress! Ds is getting good support right now at school but he will always be dyspraxic so he needs something long term in place so where not starting again every year.
What gets to me is the pead has backed me and they have ignored that. He scores bottom 1% in two areas so its just ignoring evidence again and again. I'm still no closer to understanding his needs as the psych report was crap so how can school meet his needs?
After applying to sendist, our LA conceded and has decided to assess. We're awaiting the decision in the next couple of weeks. As DS doesn't speak at all, we're hoping that we get a statement rather than a NIL.
Your not far behind me then. I hope and pray your not in my shoes and get your statement. Tbh I think it was ed psych report that did it. It was so Woolley he could have been describing the pet dog. I have peed too many people off at the lea - including him
I agree that it is ridiculous we had to appeal. He's also not toilet trained, doesn't feel pain, scratches himself until he bleeds, wakes every night - it is unbelievable - if DS is being turned down, then everyone is at risk.