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Agenda item

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) - Ombudsman report

Report of the Executive Director, People

Decision:

12.1

The Executive Director, People Services, submitted a report setting out the outcome of the recent ombudsman report into Miss B and her son G in relation to fault regarding his education provision between 2014 and 2019, for Members’ consideration.

 

 

12.2

RESOLVED: That Cabinet agrees the actions taken following publication of the Ombudsman report.

 

 

12.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

12.3.1

Sheffield has a statutory and moral duty to provide appropriate education provision for children with Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans.

 

 

12.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

12.4.1

No alternative options have been considered.

 

 

12.5

Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted

 

 

 

None

 

 

12.6

Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration

 

 

 

None

 

 

12.7

Respective Director Responsible for Implementation

 

 

 

John Macilwraith, Executive Director, People Services

 

 

12.8

Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In

 

 

 

Children, Young People and Family Support Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee

 

Minutes:

12.1

The Executive Director, People Services, submitted a report setting out the outcome of the recent ombudsman report into Miss B and her son G in relation to fault regarding his education provision between 2014 and 2019, for Members’ consideration.  He confirmed that the Council accepted all the recommendations of the Ombudsman report and had issued a sincere apology to Miss B and her son G in respect of the matter.

 

 

12.2

RESOLVED: That Cabinet agrees the actions taken following publication of the Ombudsman report.

 

 

12.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

12.3.1

Sheffield has a statutory and moral duty to provide appropriate education provision for children with Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans.

 

 

12.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

12.4.1

No alternative options have been considered.

 

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