New toolkit launched for parents of children with disabilities

2 Jun 2023Ryan Miller undefinedHealth, Mental Health, SEN, Disability, Children and Young People, Parenting

A new toolkit for people whose children have disabilities – and written by parents, for parents – could be transformative for mums and dads who feel overwhelmed.

Money might be tight, but Northern Ireland has to treat vulnerable children better

2 Mar 2023Ryan Miller undefinedEducation, SEN, Sight loss, Hearing loss, Vulnerable children, Disability

The High Court this week declared that the rights of two children with sight loss were breached when authorities failed to help get them to school. This grim story points to a bigger problem facing NI.

Are we comfortable with continuing to fail children with SEN?

16 Feb 2023Ryan Miller undefinedEducation, SEN, Social Policy

For years, mental health provision was described as Northern Ireland’s ‘Cinderella Service’. What words would best describe services for special educational needs?