Fabricated or Induced Illness (FII) and Perplexing Presentations – New guidance for social work practitioners

with Sally Russell, Trustee, The PDA Society Scientific rigour in medicine is, thankfully, the rule rather than the exception. We want our medicines, procedures, and treatments to be based on …

Growing up disabled: Puberty, privacy & positivity with Siena Castellon and George Fielding

Around one in five people in Britain live with a disability. That’s really quite a lot of people, all who have the same jumble of flaws, strengths, fears, desires and …

Invest More in Social Care Support for Disabled Children: A Mother’s Open Letter to the Chancellor

with Stephen Kingdom, Campaign Manager for the Disabled Children’s Partnership The Disabled Children’s Partnership (DCP) is asking the public to add their names to a letter from parent carer and …

It is time employers realised the benefits of employing young people with learning disabilities

Educating businesses on the benefits of employing Neurodivergent people and those with Learning Disabilities is key to making the changes needed for them to see the invaluable contributions people can make to society.

How do you develop a meaningful pathway to employment for young people with SEND?

With Roseanna Gooder – Lead for 16-19 Pathway, Work Related and Vocational Learning at Swiss Cottage School, Development and Research Centre When specialist leader in education, Roseanna Gooder, approached us …

Shots fired! Secretary of State in legal challenge over SEND Coronavirus changes

The relaxation to the duties on LAs to make the provision in EHCPs has left disabled children without the legal protection to ensure an adequate education. But a parent has taken the steps to challenge this.

It is a mistake to assume all vulnerable children are ‘at risk of harm’

Coronavirus has divided Britain into those who are vulnerable and those who are not. But vulnerable means different things to different groups of people, and it’s important to still differentiate between vulnerable because of need and vulnerable because of risk, especially when talking about children with SEND