Fair play, she is not as other school refusers we have known, she does her school work. She has also impressed a local riding school enough to be offered an NVQ in horseology which she has got really stuck into.
That's the good news, she should be getting 25 hours of education based activity, which is not being provided by the LA.
So of course the graduate, decided enough was enough and phoned to ask about some funding for this here education m'lady is getting.
And of course here comes the standard response, they were very happy with her education but not happy enough to discharge their lawful duty to fund it.
Some years ago, we were in a similar position, young person is out of education, sadly no plans around funding some. Out of generosity we offered to commission some education, what a good idea came the reply. And we would bill them, ahh, they said almost gleefully, we could send all the bills we liked, they would simply not pay them. We never thought they would we answered with equal levity, we had always expected to have to recover the costs via the courts, if the duty to provide education was not statutory, they would win their case, if on the other hand we were providing education because they were neglecting a statutory duty a judge would be bound to find in our favour.
Suddenly they seemed to think we were not very nice people....
How dare anyone put children's needs before their balance sheet.
We are back to that part of the country...
From being fantastic people to Satan in half a day.
Funny though that the conversation that took the line that we would do what is in fact a job of work for nothing when the social work staff did likewise. There is a bit of a background debate as to whether foster carers should do their jobs out of love or for money.
I love my job, but without money I cannot afford to do it.
G is at home, all day every day, she is making more progress than she has in years. She is stopping us "working" because we are "working" with her. When you "work" you get paid. Simples really....