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The government has refused to act after fresh allegations emerged of a special school shutting disabled children in “safe rooms” as a punishment. The allegations concerning the school in Stoke-on-Trent mean that the Department for Education (DfE) and its education watchdog Ofsted have now been told of serious concerns at four special schools across
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Disabled students across England are today (Friday) taking part in a nationwide lobby of MPs’ surgeries in protest at “deeply unfair” reforms to the system of higher education support. The day of action has been organised by the National Union of Students (NUS), which says the reforms to the disabled students’ allowance (DSA) system
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The government’s education reforms have come under heavy attack from delegates at the TUC’s annual disabled workers’ conference. Delegates approved an  emergency motion opposing cuts to disabled students’ allowance (DSA), which were announced at the beginning of last month and apply only to students from England. The motion said that all disabled students would
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The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has been accused of taking an “absolutely disgraceful” and “shocking” position on the inclusion of disabled children in mainstream schools. In a letter to the Alliance for Inclusive Education (ALLFIE), the commission suggested it was in favour of disabled children being included in mainstream schools, but only
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An inclusive school sports scheme could eventually help to make disability hate crime a distant memory, according to a retired Paralympian and sports broadcaster. Kate Grey was speaking after the government announced that its Project Ability scheme, which supports disabled and non-disabled children to work together to increase inclusive sporting opportunities, had been extended
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Campaigners for inclusive education have given a mixed reaction to the coalition’s Children and Families Act (CFA), which received royal assent this week. The act introduces a range of major reforms across adoption, family justice, and the special educational needs (SEN) system, including new education, health and care plans for disabled children and young
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