We are a national campaigning and information-sharing network led by disabled people. We campaign for all disabled learners to have the right to access and be supported in mainstream education. ALLFIE believes that the whole education experience should be inclusive of disabled learners, both inside and outside the classroom. Disabled and non-disabled learners learning together creates opportunities for the building of relationships and the creation of an inclusive society that welcomes everyone.
ALLFIE's main focus is on the English education system and law, but we also work with partner campaigning organisations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as partners in Europe.
With just three weeks to go till the government consultation closes, we've launched a new phase of our Educate Don't Segregate campaign to oppose proposals for more grammar schools and greater selection, which will discriminate against young disabled people. You can find full details of how to respond in our November briefing.
Will you make your voice heard? Take a photo or video of yourself holding up our slogan, share it on Facebook or Twitter and tag us in it - ALLFIEUK on Facebook and @ALLFIEUK on Twitter (#educatedontsegregate).
And if you have a story about why you're against selection, tell us!
We've received loads of photos already and are putting them up – have a look at our Facebook album.
The UN is asking both organisations and individuals to complete this survey on the provision of support for disabled people. The survey results will inform a study being prepared by Catalina Devandas-Aguilar, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, to be presented at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council in March 2017. If you have knowledge of this subject please complete it!
ALLFIE Briefing no.51 September 2016: some excellent news this month from the UN on Article 24, and on our lobbying work around making apprenticeships more inclusive.
More grammar schools? More selection? Read our press release on the "Schools That Work For Everyone" Green Paper. "Government's selective school policy is an attack on equality and inclusion of disabled children", says ALLFIE campaigner Simone Aspis.
The United Nations has just published a General Comment strengthening the shared understanding about Article 24 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which is the Right to Inclusive Education. So much of what the UN Statement is saying about the importance and value of inclusive education reads like any of ALLFIE's publications! This is great news at a very important time – please do all that you can to share this information. ALLFIE will be asking the Government for their response to this important clarification from the UN about how Article 24: the Right to Inclusive Education should be understood and implemented.
On 5th September we took part in the Parallel London Accessible Fundraising Challenge and thanks to our fabulous participants and donors smashed our fundraising target! There's still time to donate and help us campaign for education that includes disabled people.
ALLFIE have submitted evidence to the Labour Party's enquiry into SEND and the Children and Families Act - read our response.
ALLFIE Briefing no.50 August 2016: Our update on the latest developments including the Education for All Bill, reforms to Alternative Provision and the Disabled Students Allowance and the Higher Education and Research Bill
Press Release: ALLFIE's view on the new Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening's open-mindedness to reintroduce Grammar Schools
You can now listen to the latest audio version of Inclusion Now online, or download it, read by Wandsworth Talking News.
In the current edition of Inclusion Now, academic Carl Parsons highlights some of the ways in which the academies system excludes disabled children and those with SEN, and gives us some facts and figures around how this is happening. You can receive the full version of Inclusion Now three times a year when it comes out by joining us.
We hope that you enjoy the site and, if there is anything you need to know, just contact us!
The Alliance for Inclusive
336 Brixton Road, London SW9 7AA
Phone 020 7737 6030
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Charity No: 1124424
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