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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. I am surprised the LEA have not done more here. It sounds like there is no support system and no real assessment made for your Son's needs, so in my view the LEA have failed in their duty of care to your Son and his education needs.You could first make a complaint to the LEA 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 the LEA's decision. If the judge(s) find in your favour, they will make an order which is binding on the LEA and they are then forced to act to help you and your Son.
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. I would not recommend you take legal action yourself. You would be dealing with the council's lawyers and the costs are high. Here are a few firms who specialise in this area :
If/when you contact the above firms, if you tell them you want to consider judicial review against your LEA. You should then be able to speak directly to a lawyer who specialises in Judicial Review.I hope this helps and answers the question - please feel free to ask me anything else. .
Have a good day,Jim
Many thanks, ***** ***** it helps and you make progress with them - they will not want to become embroiled in judicial review proceedings so hopefully one of those firms can exert some pressure on them without the need to issue court proceedings. Best wishes, Jim