How shops sign away the self-worth of disabled people

When a ‘chip and signature’ payment card is refused, the impact on a shopper’s dignity is hugeRead more

Disability hate crime: Katie Price backed over online abuse by MPs

Self-regulation of social media "has failed disabled people", according to MPs who have backed a petition calling for new laws, led by model Katie Price.Read more

Changes to disability benefits cost £4bn in extra welfare payments

Changes to the disability benefits system that has caused huge hardship to some of the country’s most vulnerable people has cost the government more than £4bn more in extra welfare payments than ministers estimated.Read more

Funding Announced to Train 900 New Children's Social Workers

£45million to boost the number of trainees on the Frontline programmeRead more

Families waiting too long for special needs support in England

Thousands of children in England with special educational needs are waiting too long for an education, health and care plan (EHC), the BBC has learned.Read more

Home Office trying to force two disabled children to leave country

Treatment of British-born children with complex disabilities breaches UK and UN law say expertsRead more

The blind woman developing tech for the good of others

An accident in a swimming pool left Chieko Asakawa blind at the age of 14. For the past three decades she's worked to create technology - now with a big focus on artificial intelligence (AI) - to transform life for the visually impaired.Read more

Parents 'accused of exaggerating child illnesses'

Parents who say they have been accused of fabricating their disabled children's illnesses are being asked to "discuss concerns directly".Read more

Private Firms are Making Big Money out of Childrens Social Services

Companies have colonised social work, with those at the top taking the profits while families in difficulty continue to sufferRead more

Pioneering new approach to assessing pupils with complex disabilities to be introduced in schools

Pupils with multiple and complex needs will be assessed using a new ‘aspects of engagement’ approach.Read more

Family plea after Sheffield girl, who has PDA autism, is 'rejected by 26 schools'

Grace, has been rejected by dozens of school and her mother was told it may take over a year to find her a suitable placementRead more

'Shopping Can be so Embarrassing For Me'

Shopping can be frustrating at the best of times, but for many disabled people it comes with even more unnecessary challenges - narrow aisles, no step-free access, rushed shop assistants.Read more

‘Devastating’ cuts hit special educational needs

Many local authorities are plunging into the red to meet their obligations as spending trebles in three yearsRead more

The academy trusts whose GCSE students keep disappearing

New ranking shows four academy chains lost up to 7% of pupils prior to examsRead more

Children with learning disabilities 'failed by society'

Children with learning disabilities are being let down by society, according to a report by a leading health inequality expert.Read more

‘A wall built to keep people out’: the cruel, bureaucratic maze of children’s services

In a system cut to the bone, gaining access to the support we had been promised for our daughter’s special educational needs was an exhausting, soul-sapping battle.Read more

40 people died in 'barbaric' secure hospitals the government pledged would close

At least 40 people with a profound learning disability or autism have died while admitted to "barbaric" secure hospitals the government has promised to close since 2015, a Sky News investigation has found.Read more

Thousands of children with special needs excluded from schools

Pupils with special educational needs are denied opportunities by ‘broken’ system, experts sayRead more

Special Needs pupils being failed by a system on 'verge of crisis'

Rising demand puts councils in England at risk of bankruptcy, Guardian investigation revealsRead more

School staff strap autistic boy, 5, into chair by his waist and ankles before sending pictures to parents

“I felt sick, it was like the fog lifted," says child's motherRead more

Ofsted inspectors to move away from exams results focus

Exam results and grades will no longer be the key focus of Ofsted inspections in England, under new plans.Read more

Boy brain damaged at Blackpool hospital awarded £27m

A seven-year-old boy born severely disabled "due to a delay in his delivery" will receive about £27m in compensation from the NHS.Read more

Almost Half Of Disabled People Fear Being Stripped Of Benefits For Being 'Too Active'

'You feel that whatever you say may be taken out of context,' says former Paralympian.Read more