• The use of verbal abuse as a form of bullying of disabled children and young people is widespread. This has a significant negative impact on self-esteem and achievement.  To challenge it requires a consistent whole-school approach involving staff, pupils, parents and carers. All members of the school community need to be equipped to always challenge and explain why such language is…
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  • All disabled people should be able to:
    • work in an environment that is supportive;  
    • expect understanding from managers and colleagues regarding any condition that may require reasonable adjustments; 
    • work in an environment where reasonable adjustments are made to achieve a comfortable working environment for all; 
    • access a toilet and/…
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  • Suggested reasonable adjustments Many employers automatically assume that making ‘reasonable adjustments’ under the Equality Act 2010 will be costly and difficult to implement, but very often this isn’t the case. Below is a list of suggested ‘reasonable adjustments’ which are either ‘no cost ’ or ‘low cost’ but which could make a big difference in how you are able to fully access your workplace…
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  • What should I do if I think that I have been discriminated against?
    • Gather all the written evidence that you have, for example, job adverts, letters, emails and relevant screenshots. Keep a diary of all incidents of less favourable treatment including dates, times, places, the names of any witnesses and your response to the conduct or behaviour.
    • Remember that disability…
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  • It’s up to each of us to take responsibility and address where we are failing to meet our collective standards and move to being in a place where conversations are inclusive and promote good practice. Certain language is now agreed as unacceptable or offensive in relation to race, gender and LGBT+ equality and the same applies to disability equality. The table below lists some of the positive…
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