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Lady Allen of HurtwoodTo this day all of our families benefit from the incredible work of Lady Allen of Hurtwood. From the development of high-quality nurseries established throughout the UK after the second world war and her campaigning for children in institutional care which led to the passing of the Children Act 1948. The Children Act is still in existence today and has protected our children for over 70 years. Lady Allen founded the very first Adventure Playground for disabled children in 1970 in Chelsea, it was the first in the UK and she believed the first in the world. The fact that our children have the opportunity to play locally in specialist services, St Quintin’s or Chelsea Adventure Playground, in mainstream Adventure Playgrounds or school-based provision is attributed to the work of Lady Allen. We feel that her dedication and passion for disabled children and their families should be recognised, we hope you agree.
Oliver McGowan’s Campaign Gains Support The Oliver McGowan Campaign was founded by Paula McGowan following the death of her son Oliver. Oliver McGowan died after being given anti-psychotic medication despite medical staff being told repeatedly by both Oliver and his parents that he had reacted badly to it in the past. The drug caused his […]
Learning Disability and Autistic Patients Failed by the System
Learning disability and autistic patients are being failed by a system that does not provide proper care and support. Without proper care and support these young people will not be able to cope, the system’s answer to this is to lock them up, in some cases miles from their families and community. Millons of pounds […]
Care Act analysis: what must be considered when setting personal budgets
Do not get stung, Belinda Schwehr examines a recent case in which the ombudsman criticised a council for arbitrarily capping a woman’s live-in care payments. A recent case involving a woman, Mrs Y, who had an arbitrary limit placed on her live-in care, provides a wonderful example of what the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman can […]
Parent Forum – Dietician and RBKC SEN Update
Paola Falcoski, Advanced Specialist Eating Disorder Dietician returns to give practical advice/hints and tips on how to ensure your child is getting the right nutrition. Deborah Johnson Bi Borough Principal SEN Manager will give us a brief update on what the SEN Team have been doing during lockdown and also offers families an opportunity to […]
Parent Forum – Advocating for Young People with SEND
Kate Mercer – Advocating for Young People with SEND. As our children grow into adults, we feel it’s important for families to understand what Independent Advocacy means and what they can expect from this type of service. We are delighted to have Kate Mercer who has worked in the Independent Advocacy sector for over 10 […]
Parent Forum – Benefits and Housing Advice
Nucleus Law Centre – Benefits and Housing Advice for parents/carers for children/young people with SEND. This is the first of two sessions with Nucleus, a fantastic charity based in Earls Court since the 1970’s www.nucleus.org.uk . This session will cover the following: Benefits – back to work requirements and having caring responsibilities for disabled children. […]