Please please please read up on your LEA before de-regestering, starting HE or if you even plan to contact them yourself.
So many people (myself included) made the mistake that the person from your LA was there to help. Mistakes can easily be made by these people. Quite often they appear to be lovely when they’re the complete opposite. Too many people get labelled as being nasty, negative or a bully (as was the case this evening on one particular online group) because they are trying to make newbies aware that the LA people can be deceptive.
Please learn ad much as you can. It always pays to know the law, the rules and the guidelines 🙂