Tag Archives: SEND

Our three-year battle to secure education for our SEND son

CROYDON COMMENTARY: In the past couple of weeks, Croydon Council’s press office has issued releases about a £1million grant for families of looked after children and a “virtual reality roadshow to let shoppers experience how autistic people can feel”. Yet … Continue reading

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Council’s ‘Rottweiler behaviour’ sent carer to brink of suicide

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Last week, we reported how the Local Government Ombudsman had found “a catalogue of unacceptable failings by London Borough of Croydon, which has left a family stretched to breaking point”. Here, in a shocking criticism of the way … Continue reading

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Croydon fined for abandoning autistic boy and his grandmother

Croydon Council has been ordered to pay £11,250 in compensation and has been sharply criticised by the Local Government Ombudsman for abandoning a grandmother with no help in caring for her disabled grandson for two years. The Local Government and … Continue reading

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One-third of Croydon’s SEND budget is spent on tribunal work

Croydon Council staged a(nother) flag-raising at the Town Hall this morning, this time for World Autism Awareness Week. “Croydon Council is on a mission to increase understanding of what it means to be autistic and bust some of the most … Continue reading

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