Launch of Report: Improving Educational Outcomes for Children with a Disability in Victoria - Victorian Legal Services Board + Commissioner

Launch of Report: Improving Educational Outcomes for Children with a Disability in Victoria

June 29, 2018

The Castan Centre for Human Rights is launching their findings from an exhaustive investigation into the education of children with disability in Victoria’s mainstream government schools.  The report, ‘Improving Educational Outcomes for Children with a Disability in Victoria’, is based on almost 100 interviews with parents, former students, school staff and others, as well as a detailed review of relevant laws and policies, many of the findings are disturbing: children are being turned away or discouraged from enrolling, they’re not receiving the support they need to participate fully in their education, and they’re being socially isolated. At the same time, the guidance and training provided to teachers and support staff is also inadequate.  This VLSB funded report makes 36 recommendations which are currently being considered by Government.

You can download the report to find out more.