Our daughter has started school refusing due to her mental health needs. She has an EHC plan but it doesn’t contain any information about her mental health needs as these have only arisen recently.

The school are saying there is nothing they can do as this is a health need and it is nothing to do with them. This week we have received a letter from the local authority threatening us with an Attendance Order and court if we don’t return our daughter to school. We are worried about being prosecuted and fear our daughter will never be able to go back to school.

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We moved home two months ago. Six weeks after we moved we got a letter from the new local authority telling us that they had received a copy of our son’s EHC plan from the old authority and that they would be reviewing it in three months’ time.

The letter also said that the local authority had no plans to reassess him. Before we moved, he was getting four hours of specialist teaching and one hour of speech and language therapy in a special school each week. Since we moved he has been getting nothing, despite the fact that we have spoken to the local authority on a number of occasions. Do we have to wait for the review before anything happens?

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Our daughter has an EHC plan, and has just started year 6. We are worried about which secondary school she will go to.

We’ve spoken to her current school and they’ve said we should receive a ‘general preference form’ soon. We’ve had a look at this form online and it says nothing about stating a preference for a special school which is what we believe is what she needs. We thought the process for children with EHC plans was different but the school says it isn’t and we must complete the general preference form in time otherwise there’ll be no places left.

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I have concerns about my son’s education, health and care plan.

The school say there will be an annual review meeting in the next few weeks so I want to know how to best influence the review and get more provision for him.

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Our local authority is saying now that our daughter is 16 she is only entitled to education over 3 days per week. When we challenged this they said this is the maximum all young people get once they are in post 16 education.

We are worried that she’ll spend the rest of the time in her room doing nothing. The local authority say we should get in touch with Social Care and Health to see if they can help. Is it right that she is only entitled to a minimum amount of education? We thought she would be better protected with an education, health and care plan.

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