Ombudsman reminds councils of strict timescales when issuing support plans for children with special needs

Councils should avoid unnecessary delays when creating special educational needs support plans for children the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has warned, following an investigation into a complaint about Cornwall Council.

The report comes just months after the Ombudsman revealed it was upholding eight in 10 complaints it investigates about Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans.

In this particular case, a mother complained the council took too long to produce and amend an EHC plan for her son when he transferred from primary to mainstream secondary school.

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