ALLFIE supports SEND Action court case – report
ALLFIE went along to the High Court on the 26th and 27th June to back the claim of three families with disabled children that government SEND funding cuts are unlawful and discriminatory.
We recently wrote about the background to this case and this week we went along to add our voice to those protesting at the betrayal of disabled children’s human rights. We are waiting to hear the judgement but meanwhile we’d like to say a huge THANK YOU to the families for taking this case on behalf of disabled children all over the country and to SEND Action for the massive amount of hard work they have put in. We look forward to working together in future.
As supporters assembled outside the court, campaigners spoke about the issues:
ALLFIE’s Simone Aspis:
— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) June 27, 2019
ALLFIE’s Interim Director, Michelle Daley:
— kerry fox (@lumpybird) June 26, 2019
Simone, Kevin Courtney from the National Education Union and one of the parent campaigners involved, Lorraine Heugh:
.@ALLFIEUK's Simone Aspis, @NEUnion general secretary @cyclingkev and @SEND_Action's Lorraine Heugh tell RightsInfo of a "crisis" in education caused by a lack of government funding for those with special needs. pic.twitter.com/FLbWJ7G0iL
— RightsInfo (@rights_info) June 27, 2019