Cerebral Palsy Parliamentary Report out today

Action Cerebral Palsy, a UK  consortium of specialist charities working with children with cerebral palsy and their families, has been involved in the production of a Parliamentary report on the educational and clinical needs of children with cerebral palsy and their families. Over 300 people –  parents, professionals – have given evidence at a number of sessions held over the past six months. Today the results are published in a 40 – page document which is available to read and download.


The executive summary presents the main findings and plans for the future.

By the way, there is only one paragraph that mentions Conductive Education.

I would like to note that following the link given on the press release, (which is in very small type) it has taken me a while to get the download in a readable size (and dispense with all the adverts and other paraphanalia), but it is possible. Maybe I am not as technically savvy as I thought!

There is no mention of a paper copy being available.

The press release states that

Following the inquiry, Action Cerebral Palsy now plan to work closely with Government officials and other key stakeholders to implement the inquiry’s recommendations, for example building on the SEND Code of Practice introduced through the new Children and Families Act to ensure the best possible health and educational outcomes for children with cerebral palsy.

Let us hope that children with cerebral palsy do benefit from this report as stated.

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