City chosen to introduce improved service for disabled children

Daily Echo: City chosen to introduce improved service for disabled children City chosen to introduce improved service for disabled children

Southampton is leading the country in the way services are provided for youngsters with special needs and disabilities.

A delegation from the city was invited to speak to MPs and other guests at a special fact-finding session at the House of Lords.

Southampton is one of the first places in the country chosen to start delivering reforms proposed by the Government aimed at improving services for disabled and special educational needs (SEN) children.

The city was nominated by the Department for Education and Council for Disabled Children to attend the All Party Parliamentary Group for children to share its expertise and experience, which will help shape legislation being written up.

Southampton’s children’s services boss, Cllr Sarah Bogle said: “Southampton is leading the way nationally on innovative approaches to supporting young people with special educational needs. “We need to treat every child as an individual and make sure our services meet their often complex needs.”

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4:15pm Thu 15 Nov 12

geoff51 says...

Not if the Labour liars that run SCC have their way as as long as their Union puppet masters get their noses in the trough then nothing will be left for the disabled, after all they dont vote or pay council tax so they are at the bottom of the pile when it comes to resources.
Why is always the most vulnerable who suffer the most and the greedy unions who get the best from a Labour administration?
Answers on a postcard to SCC without a stamp!
Not if the Labour liars that run SCC have their way as as long as their Union puppet masters get their noses in the trough then nothing will be left for the disabled, after all they dont vote or pay council tax so they are at the bottom of the pile when it comes to resources. Why is always the most vulnerable who suffer the most and the greedy unions who get the best from a Labour administration? Answers on a postcard to SCC without a stamp! geoff51
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10:46pm Thu 15 Nov 12

thinklikealocal says...

geoff51 wrote:
Not if the Labour liars that run SCC have their way as as long as their Union puppet masters get their noses in the trough then nothing will be left for the disabled, after all they dont vote or pay council tax so they are at the bottom of the pile when it comes to resources. Why is always the most vulnerable who suffer the most and the greedy unions who get the best from a Labour administration? Answers on a postcard to SCC without a stamp!
I hope you don't work in this vital area. With your bitter and negative attitude it's very unlikely that you would add anything to a positive change agenda.

Cuts in funding from Central Government are responsible for any service cuts we are seeing. It is happening all over the country, in Tory led councils and in LibDem led councils. Some council's have no unionisation and it is happening there too.
[quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: Not if the Labour liars that run SCC have their way as as long as their Union puppet masters get their noses in the trough then nothing will be left for the disabled, after all they dont vote or pay council tax so they are at the bottom of the pile when it comes to resources. Why is always the most vulnerable who suffer the most and the greedy unions who get the best from a Labour administration? Answers on a postcard to SCC without a stamp![/p][/quote]I hope you don't work in this vital area. With your bitter and negative attitude it's very unlikely that you would add anything to a positive change agenda. Cuts in funding from Central Government are responsible for any service cuts we are seeing. It is happening all over the country, in Tory led councils and in LibDem led councils. Some council's have no unionisation and it is happening there too. thinklikealocal
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11:00pm Thu 15 Nov 12

geoff51 says...

No actually I was the parent of 2 multiply handicapped children, now dead who spent their whole short lives of less than 25 years fighting Social services for the rights that my children were entitled to under law.
So do not patronise me when I say from experience that political parties have not had any place in this situation as both Labour and Conservative administrations were in power during their short lives.
Its all down to the fact that when it comes to who gets the pot of cash from the council the handicapped are at the bottom of the pile after the greedy unions.
I hope you are not at work in this vital area as you have as much compassion for the needs of the disabled as the trade unions and if you are you should be ashamed of yourself for putting party politics above the needs of your clients
No actually I was the parent of 2 multiply handicapped children, now dead who spent their whole short lives of less than 25 years fighting Social services for the rights that my children were entitled to under law. So do not patronise me when I say from experience that political parties have not had any place in this situation as both Labour and Conservative administrations were in power during their short lives. Its all down to the fact that when it comes to who gets the pot of cash from the council the handicapped are at the bottom of the pile after the greedy unions. I hope you are not at work in this vital area as you have as much compassion for the needs of the disabled as the trade unions and if you are you should be ashamed of yourself for putting party politics above the needs of your clients geoff51
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1:04am Sat 17 Nov 12

Ginger_cyclist says...

I have Asperger's so I legally have a diagnosed learning disability yet me and my parents never once saw any help from SCC and my parents even begged them at one point but they still said no, even when I was diagnosed, so I have to agree with geoff, the handicapped, no matter in what way they're handicapped, are ALWAYS left to fight for what little scraps are left at the bottom of the pile.
I have Asperger's so I legally have a diagnosed learning disability yet me and my parents never once saw any help from SCC and my parents even begged them at one point but they still said no, even when I was diagnosed, so I have to agree with geoff, the handicapped, no matter in what way they're handicapped, are ALWAYS left to fight for what little scraps are left at the bottom of the pile. Ginger_cyclist
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5:11pm Sat 17 Nov 12

geoff51 says...

For once we agree on something, unfortunately it is not cycling!
By the way is that you in the photo of Sustrans members in the bit about the statues?
For once we agree on something, unfortunately it is not cycling! By the way is that you in the photo of Sustrans members in the bit about the statues? geoff51
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12:04am Sun 18 Nov 12

Ginger_cyclist says...

geoff51 wrote:
For once we agree on something, unfortunately it is not cycling!
By the way is that you in the photo of Sustrans members in the bit about the statues?
No, I'm afraid it's not, besides, I feel I've been in the local media enough over the past few years, first it was at sparsholt college, then the prince's trust and then the ocean youth trust south.
[quote][p][bold]geoff51[/bold] wrote: For once we agree on something, unfortunately it is not cycling! By the way is that you in the photo of Sustrans members in the bit about the statues?[/p][/quote]No, I'm afraid it's not, besides, I feel I've been in the local media enough over the past few years, first it was at sparsholt college, then the prince's trust and then the ocean youth trust south. Ginger_cyclist
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