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Issues with EHCP

samnick79
samnick79 Member Posts: 7 Listener
edited August 2020 in Education
Local authority

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  • samnick79
    samnick79 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Has anyone dealt with local authorities on echp and there illegal ways 
  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,153 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @samnick79

    Good Afternoon & Welcome it’s great to meet you today.

    I’m one of the Community Champion’s here at Scope.

    Here’s some info for you below with regards to “echp”

    https://www.scope.org.uk/advice-and-support/asking-ehcp-review/

    Please let me know if there’s anything problems with this info??

    @steve51
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,489 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @samnick79 Welcome to the community glad you have joined us here.

    I dont really know anything about EHCP myself but I am sure there are other members here who can help. I have certainly reead other posts about this, maybe have a look in our parentsd and carers section or parents of disabled children.

    If you can give a bit more information about your query I hope somebody can herlp
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 7,496 Scope online community team
    Hello @samnick79 and welcome to the online community.

    What's the issue you're having with EHCP? I'm sure the members would love to provide any advice for you.

    Ross
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  • samnick79
    samnick79 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Hi and thank you for your reply
    my son has autism with associated difficulties. Our special needs school was shut down last year for nearly 3 months as  ofstead inspectors stated it was inadequate. From that point I have asked for a reassessment of my sons needs and a annual review as I have recently found out they have put thing in paperwork that’s not true and false and held annual reviews without me and changed my sons needs without me all false . I’m stuck in a web of corruption caused by school and the local authorities and I’m unable to get my sons real needs noticed and I’m running out of time as he is supposed to start secondary when he goes back. 
  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 7,496 Scope online community team
    @samnick79 thanks for getting back to us :) 

    Sorry to hear about that, it sounds very stressful, your son deserves all the help he is entitled to to enable him to receive a fair education. 

    Is the school you're referring to at the end there the school your son is due to attend from September? Is it his new school who are not being helpful as well as the local authorities? 

    I would suggest contacting your MP if both the school and local authorities are failing to give you the help you require, your MP might be able to intervene.

    I'm sure other members on the community will be able to advise better than me in this particular area. 
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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 9,682 Scope online community team
    Hi @samnick79

    That sounds like a very stressful situation, and I'm sorry to hear that you're struggling to get your son's needs addressed, especially when he's starting at secondary school in September! 

    Did you give the link @steve51 sent a read? It outlines how you can challenge EHCPs, amongst other things. If you have any further questions, please do ask! 
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  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,478 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi & welcome @samnick79 - I'm sorry to read about the difficulties you're facing with your son's EHCP.
    The only thing I can add, is to also draw your attention to IPSEA (Independent Provider of Special Education Advice) in the link Steve gave above, as they may be able to help with advice. Please see: https://www.ipsea.org.uk/
    Please kindly let us know how you get on, thank you. :)

  • samnick79
    samnick79 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Hi and thank you I’m unable to get an appointment for a month now and also I tried in February 
  • samnick79
    samnick79 Member Posts: 7 Listener
  • samnick79
    samnick79 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    MPs are on leave until September 1st I tried that yesterday after speaking with one of your helpers she was lovely and also tried herself to get me an appointment with Ipsea yesturday then advices me to contact my local mp
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 9,682 Scope online community team
    Hi @samnick79

    Just to clarify, did you try to contact your MP yesterday? I'm only checking because MPs are often still open to contact from constituents, even when on recess.

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  • samnick79
    samnick79 Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Yes I went through to the parliament switchboard and asked for Valery yaz who is my local mp and the lady said all mps are on leave until September 1 st
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 31,369 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Why haven't you been attending the reviews? You are supposed to be invited to attend, your childs needs are then stated during the review. Once this has been done and all agreed with the plan then goes before a board where it needs to be agreed with others from your local council.

    I've recently done my daughters EHCP through a video call with myself, my daughter, eldest daughter, teacher and someone from my local council.

    Once it's all be agreed they are then supposed to send you the new updated EHCP.

    It's very likely that the new updated review will not be completed until he starts the new school. Even then it may not be a face to face meeting, it could potentially be through video call.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 9,682 Scope online community team
    Ah that is frustrating @samnick79. I'm not sure what else to suggest, other than continuing to try and speak to IPSEA and the school, and speaking to Valerie once she is back from recess. 
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