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Can the school write to DS's pediatrician without informing me?

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AnguaVonUberwald Mon 24-Nov-14 13:21:09

I had a letter in the post last week from DS1's pediatrician, ccing me on a reply to the school about DS1 and his issues.

I am very happy with the reply - but less happy that the school are writing to him, without even letting me know.

Are they allowed to do that?

Also, from the reply, what they seems to have asked is, does he have anxiety, which given the involvement of tier 3 camhs, the autism diagnosis etc - is fucking already confirmed, and frankly they shouldn't fee the need to ask at all.

So - are they allowed to do that?
I am thinking of emailing them to ask for a copy of the letter - plus any other letters they may have sent in the past and not informed me of - is that an appropriate response by me?
Is there any legislation I should be quoting?

PolterGoose Mon 24-Nov-14 14:13:42

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Runningtokeepstill Mon 24-Nov-14 17:03:04

It doesn't sound like good practice to send a letter to the paediatrician without informing you even if you had previously agreed they could be in contact. After all, it doesn't take a lot of time to just cc you into the original letter.

However, if you want to keep a working relationship with them I suppose it's best to go down the "I just want to make sure we are working together as a team" route rather than go in with all guns blazing. I say this as a blazing guns kind of person myself. How have things been with school before this? I eventually took my ds out of a school that only saw his chronic health needs as an "absence problem" as I was quite frankly banging my head against a wall trying to get even basic support, and life was much better for both of us when he left. If this is the last in a long line of problems with the school you may feel it is important that they are absolutely clear about how strongly you feel about this.

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