YouthLaw LogoOn the 5th of September YouthLaw released their report Challenging the Barriers: Ensuring Access to Education for Children with Special Educational Needs. The report was funded by the IHC Foundation and Prader-Willi Association and highlights a range of issues identified as underlying barriers children with disabilities face in mainstream education within New Zealand.

YouthLaw General Manager Vanushi Walters comments, “if we want young people to be engaged members of our communities, we need to provide them with a meaningful education.” Through the findings of the report YouthLaw calls for Government to make comprehensive changes to the structure, funding and accountability of the special education sector.

“Greater funding and support is required for children, young people and the schools who work hard to support them.”

The full report is available at: http://www.youthlaw.co.nz/report-into-special-education-support/