The Children and Families Bill

The Children and Families Bill had a rather easy ride through the Commons earlier this week. The Bill has a diverse remit looking at adoption, parenting rights and the education of disabled children (or those with special educational needs as is still the parlance in the education sector.) I helped provide a response to the Bill, when it was a green paper, for Disability Rights UK, so I thought it might be useful to pull together some links to the comment pieces about the Bill from a disability point of view. 

The Guardian had a panel comment on the Bill including Nicky Clark expressing her views on how it will affect disabled children.

Mencap the UKs leading learning disability organisation describe the Bill as a missed opportunity.

The Council for Disabled Children of course covered the Bill and included information from the minister responsible for SEN, Edward Timpson, which he had put in a letter to their CEO.

Scope are actually running a campaign around disabled children and families you can find out more about their campaign and response to the Bill here.

This link is a little different, it's to the evidence submitted in November by Disability Rights UK to the Government on special educational needs and the draft provisions for the Bill.

Any way I hope you find these articles helpful. 

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