Two families raised concerns about special needs education and the years of difficulties they had faced trying to negotiate their way through the assessment system.
I have been very aware from my own professional experience that the process seems highly bureaucratic and cumbersome. It is hard enough to cope with the pressures of being a carer without having to cope with the paperwork and a system that feels designed to eliminate those parents who cannot shout the loudest.
Making life easier for disabled children and their families will be a priority for a future Conservative Government and we have positive policies which will aim to make a real difference to the lives of families with disabled children. These include: