Learning Disability Today
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Inclusivity and equality

Digital editor Richard Hook considers the impact of more and more children being left out: Two reports released today have illustrated the plight facing many children in modern Britain. Contact a Family’s report, Falling Through the Net, found that hundreds of children with a range of learning and/or physical disabilities has found almost a quarter are routinely illegally excluded from school [www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/children_with_disabilities_routinely_excluded_from_school_report_finds.aspx]. Meanwhile, quality of education is just the tip of iceberg for the 40%-plus children from Manchester Central, Belfast West, Glasgow North East, Birmingham Ladywood, London Bow, Liverpool Riverside and London Poplar who are living below the poverty line


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