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Hi, this is Jim, thank you for the question - I will resolve this for you.
Sorry to hear of the issue. Ultimately, this is the LEA's fault and they have the power to sort this out for you and your Son.
You should first make a complaint to the council and if that does not resolve this, involve the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) : https://www.lgo.org.uk/make-a-complaint
The LGO may be able to help but you would need to firstly exhaust the council's complaints procedure, unless you have done this already.
Luckily, there is a legal remedy available against a council with it being a public body. You can issue "Judicial Review" proceedings which is where you involve the court, and a senior judge or panel of judges looks the legality of a council's decision. If the judge(s) find in your favour, they will make an order which is binding on the council and they are then forced to act to resolve the issue with the school.
The issue with judicial review is that the cases are quite complex, but as a result of that, a law firm can usually recover their legal costs from the council if they win the application. You should be able to have a no win no fee agreement with the law firm, to sue the council. Here are a few firms who specialise in this area :
I hope this helps and answers the question - please feel free to ask me anything else.
Have a good day,Jim
Hi, I’m just checking to see if the answer helped or if you need me to cover anything else?. I am happy to clarify the answer or address anything else for you.
Thanks, ***** ***** disagree with the LEA's decision, a complaint should definitely be made to them and then involve the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) if that doesn't resolve this. If you tell me which LEA is involved I can find their complaints procedure for you.