SEN Child being bullied - Help
I’m really hoping you can help me.
Our son started coming home in the Autumn term of 2019 saying he was being hit and punched by another child. We spoke to the SENCO who is not supportive of Dylan’s needs and he said Dylan was misinterpreting the situation. The week lockdown started Dylan was in the bath and when I looked his legs were purple with bruises. I asked him what happened and he said he gets kicked in the playground. We did an access to information request from the school and got his pupil file on the last day of term. In March when we picked Dylan up we were told there had been an incident with another child and both had been sent to the landing. In his pupil file this incident was recorded and it turns out this other child kicked Dylan in the privates and when he was being told of Dylan grabbed him so was punished as well. We were never told of this and had we not paid for his pupil file we never would have been.
Since the end of term he had been diagnosed with a severe social communication and understanding delay on top of ASD with PDA, SPD and anxiety. I don’t believed the school can or are willing to meet his needs. They’ve withheld information from us on the safety of our child and tried to blame the fact he’s being bullied on his additional needs. I don’t want to send him back in September but as we’ve recently applied for his EHCP I’m concerned it will affect it if I pull him out of school. I don’t know what to do.
Sarah [removed by moderator - personal information]