This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government
Petition Review the educational system for special educational needs (SEN) students.
Currently I believe the system is majorly lacking. Last year my autistic brother turned 11, The experience throughout this period in my view was discriminatory, and my impression is that this isn't an isolated case. The government should do more to expand the options for students with SEN.
Anyone with a disability has a protected characteristic under the equality act 2010. Under s.85.292 it is unlawful for a school to discriminate or harass a child with a disability by denying admittance.
Students with SEN have a health and care plan which means schools on the plan must accept them. However this is forced upon them with little say from the family.
My brothers treatment fell foul of the law, being denied access by numerous schools. He was forced into a special needs school.
This petition is closed This petition ran for 6 months