keyword: Disability






Beyond the bare minimum – Are universities and colleges doing enough for disabled students?

Disabled students now make up a significant part of the student population. In 2017, 13.2 per cent of students attending an English university or college reported having at least one disability.1 Disabled students contribute to a more diverse student body and bring a wider variety of views to the seminar room. Students and staff have campaigned for more inclusive practices on campus and against government reforms to their funding. Wider acceptance in society has broadened their opportunities for employment after graduation. Such contributions have made universities and colleges more accessible than ever before.


Date Published: 18th October 2019
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Not Going to Plan – Education, Health and Care plans two years on

This report highlights the experiences of many of the children and young people that have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND), and their families, who have recently brought their complaints to us.   In 2018-19, we received 45% more complaints than in 2016-17 (315 cases up from 217) and we carried out 80% more detailed investigations (126 up from 70). But most concerning of all, is that we upheld nearly nine out of 10 investigations (87%) last year. This is exceptional and unprecedented in our work. It compares with an average uphold rate of 57% for all investigations discounting SEND...


Date Published: 4th October 2019
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