As a follow up to our SEND for Help story we bring you this further worrying development in relation to Wirral Council’s treatment of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their parents and carers.
Before we provide details of (yet another) Wirral Council investigation report that will never see the light of day we publish the observations of a parent of a child , who by the sounds of it is one of many being failed by the SEND department.
Attached are screen shots of a letter I have received. One of my children’s cases was part of an independent investigation into issues within the SEND department, that lasted several months.The independent professional has sent me and the many other families who were part of the complaint the summary you can see in the screenshots.Although I and others have asked she has been told that the full report is not available for public viewing.
It’s sad when we are no longer shocked by their behaviour.They are seriously doing everything they can to ‘win’ against the parents of the most vulnerable children.Where is their duty of care? Myself and others have had no option but to threaten them with judicial review to force their hand to follow the law. I believe that there maybe at least one JR that is being taken all the way.They’re at tribunal regularly nowadays but say there’s no added cost to this.There is no excuse at all for their treatment of our most vulnerable and it’s sadly only parents with either decent knowledge of the SEND law or the financial ability to hire someone whose children have a fighting chance.I just hope that Ofsted come and inspect them soon to shine a spotlight on just how bad the situation is here.