... fewer children with unmet need and a reduction in preventable escalation of need. Couldn't it? Have we paid enough attention to ‘SEN Support’, or did it become lost in the rush to secure a ‘legally binding’ EHC Plan? There have been twitter rumblings of late about more use of SEN Support (and fewer applications … Continue reading Good Quality SEN Support could lead to fewer EHC Assessments and Plans…
By Cross and Ginger So, my child has his EHCP. I thought at the beginning, that this would be the end of the battle. If you’re reading this thinking “Er, well surely it is!” sorry to say, it’s actually just getting started. My son’s EHCP was so badly written that we are forced to Tribunal … Continue reading EHCP – Not quite a silver bullet
Just a quick one building on Rosie and Jo's mum's post 'what to record and how to store it'... One of those things I wish I had started years ago. Use a table to keep a log. That is it. A little bit of effort now and I promise you, you will be so glad … Continue reading Make a log of EVERYTHING. It will be worth it…. trust me.
Cross and Ginger is back with more..... Law is a system of rules that are created and enforced through social or governmental institutions to regulate behaviour. So says Wikipedia so it must be true right? The rules that cover SEN law are clear, and the governmental institution closest to the heart of them in their … Continue reading The case of the misguided SEN Officer.
I, as a rule, have good skin. I got a few spots on my forehead as a teenager, and that was it, I was very fortunate. Now as I type, I have a nasty itchy rash all along both sides of my chin, not unlike beardy snog burn. I haven’t got this from snogging, sadly. … Continue reading The hidden costs of fighting with the LA
‘Well of course he will never get a Statement, or the new EHCP. Never. He has to be working at half his chronological age.” “Well of course the Ed Psych might well say he needs a sensory room, but how on earth can we pay for that? It’s all very well of him to say … Continue reading Lies and Misinformation #SEN #EHCP #Autism
...And the crippling practice of the Local Authority Staff begins. Earlier parts of the book can be found here. Peter (now age 10) was admitted to a Tier 4 CAMHS unit 150 miles away from home a few weeks earlier with, among other things, 'signs of school related trauma'. He had previously been in mainstream education … Continue reading It Must Be Mum – Part 6
Just so you know - for those arriving here after reading "the book" - this blog was 12 months after Part 8 was written. So Peter did make it to the residential school which he so desperately needed. However, as you will see it wasn't all plain sailing. 😦 In case you have doom and … Continue reading 36 Hours in the Life of an SEN Mum Trying to Re-enter the Workplace
It is clear from the few forums I am on that there are a number whose children's chronic and prolonged school related distress has resulted in serious and significant harm to their mental health. Damage that isn't all reversible and has sometimes led to children being admitted to mental health inpatient units whilst still in … Continue reading It’s Not Fair