Young & Disabled

Under the Equality Act 2010 it is against the law for schools and education services to discriminate against disabled children. A school cannot refuse admission to disabled children just because of their disability, and they cannot be stopped from doing anything different to the other children during school time unless they require special help.

It is expected for schools to make reasonable adjustments for a disabled child, these adjustments could include changes to physical features including adding a ramp, or changes to how learners are assessed and they can be provided with extra support and aids including specialist teachers or equipment.

All disabilities are different and some child with have a disability that affects their ability to learn, you can ask your local council to carry out special educational needs assessment for your child. Then your child may get a statement of special educational needs afterwards. If your child gets…

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