Parent carers protest as 92.3% say engaging with their local SEN Team was “actively detrimental to their mental health”

With CWaC SEND Accountability campaign group, Cheshire West and Chester Parent carers shouldn’t have to protest, they’ve got enough to do caring for their disabled children. But, angry at their …

How local SEND campaigners saw off their LA’s SEND Safety Valve plans—and how you can too

by Adam Sofianos, SEND parent campaigner We’ve written a lot about the Government’s Safety Valve and Delivering Better Value programmes, designed to “help” local authorities out of the deep financial …

Why can’t my disabled children have a Blue Badge just because they’re under three? Please help me change the rules!

With Sarah Johnson, parent of disabled children The Blue Badge, enabling disabled people to park in special larger bays closer to their destination and have extra time in time-limited parking, …

SENDInTheSpecialists: The campaign to boost investment in the SEND specialist workforce grows, and how you can get involved

with Peter Just, Royal College of Speech and Labguage Therapists Last November we joined with a coalition of more than a hundred other SEND-related organisations to back a #SENDintheSpecialists campaign …

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 …

Birmingham Children’s Hospital leads the way with the UK’s first holistic paediatric Rare Disease Centre

How many of us spend significant amounts of our time taking our children to medical appointments, often many miles from home? Often several appointments at the same clinic are staggered …

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