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LibLink: Sarah Teather – Special needs children deserve more

Writing over in The Guardian, Liberal Democrat minister Sarah Teather says:

John Harris writes of the fight he had to simply get the basic support for his autistic child (Special needs kids deserve better than a rush to reform, 21 May). His experience is a story I have heard over and over again. It is precisely this problem that the coalition government is trying to fix…

I also know the system doesn’t work well enough for children with less severe needs either, such as those with unrecognised language difficulties whose frustration in trying to communicate shows up as angry, even criminal, behaviour.

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LibLink | Sarah Teather: Q&A on special needs provision

Children’s Minister Sarah Teather recently took part in an interview followed by a readers’ Question and Answer session for the Guardian about special needs provision:

Sarah Teather, the children’s minister, comes across as genuinely passionate about helping children with special needs. So much so that at one point in the interview, she got quite cross. The health service is failing some of our most vulnerable children, she said. The chance of a child receiving speech and language therapy is “between low and nil”, while the wait for a wheelchair can be “really long”, she said.

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  • User AvatarHywel 19th Dec - 5:15pm
    Even if that was right John and the world as we know it would stop if the government lost a non-binding vote (which some people...
  • User AvatarRichard Dean 19th Dec - 5:10pm
    The big problem with UBI is that it's about as far from liberal and democratic as you can get, and about as damaging to people's...
  • User AvatarMaurice Leeke 19th Dec - 5:08pm
    I rather assumed that if we held 14 out of 22 we must have lost 8. Or have I missed something ?
  • User Avatartpfkar 19th Dec - 5:04pm
    I agree with matt! Hard to take this briefing very seriously with that sort of omission. Does anyone have the figures to hand?
  • User Avatarmatt 19th Dec - 4:58pm
    Why does it not say how many loses?
  • User AvatarJames 19th Dec - 4:42pm
    I'm not against this idea, but the ability to finance it on a sustainable and continuous basis must be rooted in reality, and the lack...