Nurseries, Schools and Colleges must take steps to ensure disabled children and young people are not substantially disadvantaged due to their disability. ‘Reasonable adjustments’ is the term used to describe these in law.
What is a disability?
According to the Equality Act 2010, a person is disabled if they have a physical or mental impairment, which has a long-term and substantial adverse affect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
‘Long-term‘ – meaning 12 months or more.
‘Substantial‘ – meaning more than ‘minor’ or ‘trivial’.
View the government ‘Equality Act 2010 Guidance’ for more information