Topic: Inclusive Education: what will Children & Families Act and other educational reforms mean for inclusive education? How can we use the law and the UNCRPD to protect and promote inclusive education?

Speakers: David Wolfe: Barrister Matrix Chambers; Jane McConnell from IPSEA (tbc) & Simone Aspis Campaigns Officer at Alliance for Inclusive Education

With the Children and Families Act coming into law on 23 March this DDPO Legal network meeting will be a chance to explore the implications of the new Act and wider education reforms on disabled learners rights to mainstream education and how we can use the law and the UNCRPD to protect and promote inclusive education.

When: Tuesday 25 March 2014 from 5.30 for 6pm – 8pm 

Venue: SCOPE, 6 Market Road, London N7 9PW.

The venue is fully accessible and British Sign Language Interpreters will be present.

What is the DDPO Legal Network?

The DDPO Legal Network brings together DDPOs and lawyers to raise understanding of the legal system, legislation, case law and policy that relates to the quality of life, rights and inclusion of Deaf and disabled people.

The Network aims to create a forum for disseminating legal information of strategic importance.  Through the Network both lawyers and DDPOs will be able to share their experiences and identify individual challenges and relevant evidence to strengthen existing cases.

There is no better time than now for disabled people and lawyers to work together.

For DDPOs…Through the Network DDPOs will be able to increase their understanding of key legal issues including current case law and legal challenges, improve their capacity to use the legal system and make links with leading lawyers working in the field of disability rights and discrimination.

For lawyers… The Network will be a way in which lawyers can better engage with DDPOs and their service users and members. It aims to be a forum in which to exchange information, ideas and evidence on strategic litigation about the issues affecting disabled people. 1.5 CPD points are given for attending this meeting

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Places are limited so please book your place as soon as possible.  Please state in the comments box if you are attending as a Lawyer.

The venue is fully wheelchair accessible and British Sign Language Interpreters will be present. If you have any other access needs please let us know on your booking form or contact Jacky (020 7237 3181).

Supported by: Trust for London and 11KBW