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#1 Tangled


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:02 PM


I went to a talk last week by Geraldine Hills who won a landmark tribunal about her son who was discriminated against in a mainstream primary.

She has since set up a company and has written guides about SEN law etc for schools and parents. You can download the parents guide free here:


I just thought it might be interesting to some of us on here, you might find other parts of her website useful too. She was an inspirational individual!

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:21 PM

Thanks Tangled. for sharing this, looks like very interesting and useful reading.  Have already downloaded the book! xxx

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 01:03 PM

Thank you
Wish our parent partnership was half as informed x

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 11:00 PM

Thanks, Tangled. More light bedtime reading! ;)



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:40 PM

Thanks for posting this, I've just had a skim through and it's well worth reading, even for those of us who have already been dealing with the system for a while. It's focused on disability discrimination rather than the statementing/tribunals process, and I think other law guides tend to focus on that. There are some useful model letters at the end of the guide too.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 06:49 PM

Thanks for posting, have downloaded and shared on my support group page.


You may laugh but the thing about statements is that surely all they are doing is stating what should be done anyway, under disability discrimination legislation.


For example, when a retailer, say John Lewis, offers an additional guarantee for an electrical item, they often say something like "this does not affect your statutory rights".


When an LA writes an inadequate statement, what they are in fact doing IS limiting and affecting our statutory rights if they don't provide what a child needs.


So why are parents not relying more on the Equality Act rather than a statement?


Hope that makes sense.

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