Education campaigning news

  • More support needed for disabled children


    A new report out by Every Disabled Child Matters - a coalition we belong to that campaigns for the needs of disabled children, young people and their families - is calling on political parties to commit to addressing the needs of disabled children and young people ‘right from the start’.

  • Government ensures inspection of SEND services


    On 17 December the Department for Education announced that Ofsted will be asked to formally inspect local areas on their effectiveness for providing appropriate support for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

  • SEND reform resources


    We have produced documents to support families and the professionals who work with them in the implementation of the Children and Families Act 2014 and the SEND Code of Practice.

  • Changes to Disabled Student’s Allowance (DSA)


    The Government has announced plans to modernise the disabled students’ allowance, they say that the current arrangements do not recognise technological advances, increases in use of technology nor the Equality Act 2010.

  • RNIB respond to the draft SEN code of practice


    RNIB has submitted a response to the Department of Education and the Department of Health's latest consultation as part of the changes to SEN provision in England.

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