May 15, 2021
In Legal Aid for Education
I just wanted to say that I have been quite impressed with the legal aid situation and help offered. I went via the DWP website, I think, and ended up speaking to someone about my preferred agent to help, was put through to the law firm I wanted. After exchanges of paperwork and proof I was a poor person, work started. It has saved me such a huge headache and lifted a load of weight off my shoulders. They organised experts to see my child and been very helpful. I haven't won yet but do feel supported and in a better place than I would be, had I gone it alone. It's a service that I have much appreciated.
May 15, 2021
Yes, I would go so far to say that WCC are child abusers and they get paid for it. What they have put my child through is hell. They have lied about a placement or hid the fact that it was only a temporary measure before disrupting my child again to put back into mainstream, which had already failed. Now we are taking them to Tribunal just so my daughter can have an education. * Failure to carry out correct EHCP procedures. * High turnover of case workers, average last six months. * Poor communication. * Encourage schools to prosecute for absences caused by mental health issues. * Encourage off rolling. * Employ part time staff who aren't available to attend tribunals causing delays. * Zero support for the children and families they are supposed to be working for. When I remember more failings, I will add them. My advice is get everything in writing, everything!