SNJ Report: The casual bias and daily discrimination faced by disabled children and their families from ethnic and marginalised communities

A new SNJ survey has highlighted how racial discrimination and unconscious bias are everyday experiences for disabled children and their families from ethnic and marginalised communities. Parents say they, and …

The law on educational provision to support Ukrainian children with SEN and disabilities arriving in England

with Ali Fiddy, Chief Executive of IPSEA We are all beside ourselves with shock and sickening helplessness at the invasion in Ukraine. Everyone can surely empathise with how terrifying it …

We don’t need ”fundamental SEND reform”. Just sharpen the teeth of the legal system we already have.

Getting the Children’s Minister’s attention at a webinar this week attended by 200 parents of children with SEND was an excellent opportunity to give him an unmediated insight into our …

Brian Lamb: Will the SEND Review Green Paper deliver lasting improvements for disabled children and families?

SNJ note: Prof. Brian Lamb OBE’s Lamb Inquiry in 2009 sparked the last SEND Reforms Green Paper. We’re delighted he’s here on SNJ to give his thoughts on what’s gone …

Lockdown stresses worse in parents and their children with intellectual disabilities. Things haven’t improved since

with Dr Hope Christie, Edinburgh University While much of the country is going about their business as if the pandemic is over, many parents of disabled children feel like their …

Helping our disabled children understand that difficult experiences don’t define them or their future

Place2Be’s Children’s Mental Health Week 2022 is supporting the theme of ‘Growing Together’. The aim is to help and support children to understand and learn from previous experiences that they …

Eliza’s searingly-honest film about teenage mental health and how the right help is hard to find

With Eliza Gardner, teenage mental health campaigner Children’s Mental Health Week gives rise to grimmer statistics every year and of course, the pandemic has had a significant hand in that. …

£93 million more in SEND funding for respite, supported internships and making LAs do what they’re supposed to

We seem to have a tale of two governments at the moment or perhaps we are flipping between parallel universes. In one, the government is in a chaotic, cannibalistic mess …

Launching the SNJ Intersectionality Panel focusing on disability, race, and cultural discrimination in SEND

With Marguerite Haye and Mala Thapar, Leads for the SNJ Intersectionality Panel *If this is not an issue that affects you personally, please still share this post on social media …