DISABLED PEOPLE DEMAND INCLUSIVE EDUCATION NOW
Today Disabled People will be launching their “Reclaiming Our Futures” manifesto including a demand for a fully resourced inclusive education system and an end of segregation. The launch will be followed by a mass lobby of parliament.
The Alliance for Inclusive Education (ALLFIE) will be at the Department for Education from 1.00 pm on Wednesday 4th September reporting to Michael Gove and the Coalition Government on their failure to support our demand for inclusive education.
Since 2010 the Coalition Government have consistently failed to deliver on their commitment to provide choice of mainstream education provision for disabled learners despite their international obligation under the UNCPD Article 24 to build the capacity of mainstream providers to become more inclusive of disabled children and young people
“The Government’s failure to provide disabled learners with a right to participate in mainstream education and to provide the necessary resources and assistance that mainstream education providers need to make inclusion a genuine choice is a national disgrace.” Says an ALLFIE spokesperson
The SEN provisions in the Children and Families Bill will mean that children and young people with SEN will no longer have a right to attend a mainstream school – the Bill is due to be debated in the House of Lords during October.
ALLFIE is the only disabled person led organisation working on the Children & Families and after being denied a meeting with Lord Nash to discuss out concerns, ALLFIE and the Disabled Peoples Movement are taking our inclusive education demands to him at the Department for Education.
Press contacts Tara Flood (CEO) 02077376030/07932750667 and Simone Aspis 0207 737 6030/07795 142 108
Alliance for Inclusive Education website www.allfie.org.uk
Children and Families Bill http://www.allfie.org.uk/
Photo Opportunity: Michael Gove receiving his education report card outside the Department for Education.