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The Children and Families Bill
Returning to segregated education by ‘removing the bias towards inclusion’ is the cornerstone of the Coalition Government’s Education policy for disabled learners. The Coalition Government is planning the first major attack on disabled young peoples’ rights to inclusive education through the draft Children and Families Bill which we expect to be out in July. The proposed Bill will include the proposals outlined in the 'Support and Aspiration: A New Approach to Special Educational Needs and Disability' Green Paper and 'Progress and Next Steps' document. The proposals fit into five categories:
• Early identification and assessment
• Giving parents’ control
• Learning and achieving
• Preparing for adulthood
• Services working together for families
ALLFIE will be campaigning so that all disabled learners have a right to participate in mainstream education with all necessary support.
ALLFIE has achieved widespread support from the SEN sector about the Government myth that there is ‘bias towards inclusive education’ – the sector supports ALLFIE’s view that NO BIAS EXISTS!
We are now planning for the publication of the Children and Families Bill and will be letting our members and networks know about how they can get involved shortly.
Watch this space!
Previous information on the Green Paper can be found in the following Allfie Briefings:
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