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Mutter mutter stupid LEA whinge moan

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bobalinga Thu 22-Feb-07 17:35:53

Need a rant. I've requested DD (nearly 3) is picked up at 8.50 which would get her to school at 9.20. Currently she's picked up at 8.10 then they go get another child then they get stuck in rush hour traffic and arrive at school at 9.20! By then, DD, who is only 2 and hates being in cars, is hysterical and it takes till pick up time to clam her down.
I think over an hour for a teeny with severe CP and blindness is unacceptable but the LEA went on about budgets and money and contracts and other tedious things that had little to do with my baby's happiness.
Are they all tossers or what?

Elasticwoman Thu 22-Feb-07 18:09:52

Every sympathy with you Bobalinga. Is there any chance of help coming to dd rather than her going out to it? I know it sounds a more expensive option for the local authority, but you never know if you don't ask. Might be a slightly different sort of help, less specialist-qualified help maybe. What about a hv with special interest in C?

Certainly think you should keep banging on about it to the authorities and threaten to withdraw your child, write to MP etc.

Elasticwoman Thu 22-Feb-07 18:10:39

Sorry I meant special interest in CP and blindness.

bobalinga Thu 22-Feb-07 18:20:16

Its school. She needs to go school! Its the special needs school but its 7 miles away in heavy traffic. I did consider her going to the local but she's pretty severe and they just wouldn't have the expertise. We also looked at houses nearby but its in a posh area of Bristol so you could add 100K on to any house price.
DD is very bright but traped in a body that does nothing. She can't see too well either. So she needs the stuff this school can give.

FioFio Thu 22-Feb-07 18:22:55

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bobalinga Thu 22-Feb-07 19:52:27

Yeah, gonna get the paed to write a letter then I'll go chain myself to the council offices. Bout the only thing that ever works round here!

bobalinga Fri 23-Feb-07 15:09:31

Well, they've agreed to pick her up second so it'll be more like 8.30 and of course, she wont be sat in the taxi waiting for the other one to be strapped in.
We'l see how that gos for a few weeks.

Socci Fri 23-Feb-07 16:19:22

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bobalinga Fri 23-Feb-07 16:46:24

You got any links for that Socci?

Socci Fri 23-Feb-07 18:35:11

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bobalinga Sat 24-Feb-07 10:07:34

Thas great Socci, thanks. We'll see how being the second picked up works but I'll quote that case if I want something different. Her Paed will back us up (pity he wont buy us a stonking great house enarer the school!)

Socci Sun 25-Feb-07 18:04:17

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PeachyClair Mon 26-Feb-07 21:59:54

Have you thought about your MP Bobalinga? Contacting our AM got us some support and I would think an MP would apprecuiate where you are coming from- poor, poor mite!

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