A few questions.

Bubble is about to go into year 5 & we’re attempting to get an EHCP so that she can access a therapeutic environment at secondary level. 

At a school meeting this week we were told that she would not meet the criteria for an EHCP, and that to get the right secondary environment she would have to go to a typical school, fail, and be excluded. Even then she may not get into a school with a nurturing environment. 

Or we could go private. 

How can social workers even believe it is OK to say this to adoptive parents?  

 Does anyone actually believe that this route to appropriate education is in the best interests of any child? 

Is there any ‘professional’ anywhere in this country that is in agreement with a system that dictates that a previously traumatised child has to be subjected to further trauma and shame in order to possibly get what she needs?

Why are EHCPs focussed solely on the few hours that our children spend at school? Bubble is compliant at school. She hides her anxiety and aims to please. At home she falls apart with her anxieties about school. Why does the EHCP not focus on her overall well-being throughout the day?

Why is the criteria for an EHCP so high? 

Why don’t the professionals employed specifically to support children understand the effects of ARND, trauma, and attachment issues? 

Answers on a tweet please…


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