Working list of NNPCF representations on Covid 19

By eypcf_controller

June 24, 2020

We are hearing very concerning examples where risk assessments have been used to prevent a child returning to school because of the additional support that a child with SEND needs in relative to others in the same year group. This is a perversion of the reasonable adjustments requirement that should be used to enable children with SEND to be treated on an equal footing with their peers. We are concerned that the focus of risk assessments remains the school, not the child in many cases. Too often, risk assessments do not place the child, young person, and their family at the heart of the exercise, instead prioritising the challenges of the school.

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