As some of you know, our eldest son is profoundly Deaf as a result of meningitis. He has an education & health care plan (EHCP). He is in his final year of high school but his EHCP has not changed since junior school unbeknown to us as we were told it was updated & the support was in place & he was on track to get the necessary results, this was a lie... it is a legal requirement that it is updated annually with things that he is capable of achieving & what the school/education authority hopes he will be able to achieve given the correct support & learning. We found out, on Tuesday, that his EHCP has not been changed for years in regard to this. The school he attends is a mainstream one with a dedicated Deaf/deaf unit attached. We feel however that the education authority has failed him because 3 years ago Mrs St (who attends all his meetings etc) went into school & complained to the head. The funding for a Deaf student is quite high compared to that of a 'normal' student but our son has had very little signed support in class (he uses BSL) throughout all this time which should have been paid for by his funding. Which means basically that he has sat there with no clue about what is going on. What I want to know essentially is..... Can we/he take any legal recourse against the education authority and in fact the school? The poor lad doesn't even know the basics of maths & english. He doesn't know how to go to the shop, the bank, the post office, how to catch the bus, the train or what actually is expected of him as an adult.... Now some of you may blame the parents but rest assured we have fought tooth & nail against the tide only to have been lied to, in respect of what he has been achieving, what they hope he will achieve & where his funding has been used! They have some pretty nice astroturf facilities at this school (relatively new), over 40 (yes forty) admin staff in their main office, 4 deputy heads & a wind turbine to produce electricity.... so is that where our son's funding has gone? It certainly hasn't been spent on his support for the last 5 years. I really want to sue them (but we are not in the USA) if only to secure his future! He is afraid of the 'big wide' world & has not much confidence left & we as his parents feel we have let him down! Any legal advice welcome because I really want to run with this & fight for his rights! Poor kid! It makes ne want to cry!