Decision details

Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman report on the provision of suitable education for a child absent from school due to anxiety

Reference: D52148

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Further to Minute No. 71, 18th September 2019, the Director of Children and Families submitted a report providing an update and also providing assurance that the Council had taken effective action in response to the Ombudsman recommendations of the case detailed within the submitted report, and that both the Scrutiny Board (Children and Families) and the Ombudsman were satisfied with the actions which had been taken.


Responding to a Member’s enquiry, it was undertaken that the Scrutiny Board (Children and Families) would be provided with progress reports in respect of the associated action plan, as appropriate.



(a)  That the Ombudsman’s letter, as presented in appendix 2 to the submitted report, which states that the Ombudsman welcomes the actions taken by the Council following the report and to formally confirm that they are satisfied with the Council’s response in accordance with section 31(2) of the Local Government Act 1974, be noted;


(b)  That it be noted that the Scrutiny Board (Children and Families) welcome the actions which have been taken in response to the Ombudsman’s report;


(c)  That the importance of the ongoing governance review work, aimed at achieving greater consistency amongst Clusters, be acknowledged;


(d)  That it be noted that the responsible officer for such matters is the Head of Learning Inclusion.

Publication date: 24/07/2020

Date of decision: 20/07/2020

Decided at meeting: 20/07/2020 - Executive Board

Effective from: 30/07/2020

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