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Help my son get the care, therapy and education he deserves. Equality for special needs.

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My son has complex special needs. Despite a trial of mainstream school with a one on one career he was unable to cope. Since then it has been Surreys job to find a special needs school for my son. Luckily I have an amazing special needs school within walking distance to my house. They have seen and assessed my son, confirmed they can meet his needs and have a space. Despite this Surrey have ignored me and the school. They have continued on their quest to find a cheaper alternative . This failed when three schools rejected his application, one being full and the other two said his needs were too high. Despite this Surrey have continued to look for an alternative. In doing so my son has had to continue in his current school with suboptimal care, education and support. In addition I have had to leave my training post as a GP trainee because a school had not been sought. This was unecessary as our preferred school option had been willing to meet his needs and were available. Weeks down the line they find a special needs school, one that is private but cheaper. This school is a 25 minute drive away minimum. They want to put him in a taxi at 5 years old with special needs. This has become a cost saving exercise and my son is being put in an unecessary and distressing situation.

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