Aug 15 2012 5:03PM
We try in vain to organise a smooth transition back to the UK!
We are about to re-locate back to the UK, having lived abroad for ten years. Over twelve months ago we tried to start organising as smooth a transition as possible for Db. We need a specialist school and have provided what information we can to the local authorities to help them decide what would be appropriate.
Sounds sensible? We thought so.
What we did not envisage is that we have been stopped in our tracks by the Social Care system. We are not legally entitled to anything until we actually live in the UK. This seems to include any form of advice or guidance in preparation of our move. Yet it is the Social Care System who are responsible for making the decisions about what happens to us next.
How mad is that? How immoral?
Is there nobody out there with an ounce of common sense?
Perhaps I am being na´ve?
It seems most likely that Db will have to return with us to UK and immediately become an emergency in the Social Care System.