House of Commons
EQUALITY FOR DISABLED STAFF AND STUDENTS IN UK EDUCATION
EDM #2617
Tabled 17 July 2019
2017-19 Session
That this House recognises the serious challenges and barriers faced by disabled people working in education as revealed by the University and College Union’s survey of its 2,200 members who identify as disabled; pledges its support to enabling positive change, dismantling barriers and improving working conditions for all those with disabilities; and calls on the Government to act in the interests of disabled staff and students in education by: setting time limits for the implementation of reasonable adjustments, initiating a review of building regulations to ensure they are fit for purpose in meeting the accessibility needs of disabled people, implementing a statutory right to disability leave, reaffirming the right for disabled people to access mainstream education and reversing cuts to SEND (Special Education Needs and Disability) provision.