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Former Pupils Tell Of Headmistress Abuse At Liverpool Royal School For The Blind

A group of blind and vulnerable people have said they were physically and emotionally abused as children by their special primary school’s headmistress.

Six former pupils of The Royal School for the Blind in Liverpool have told the BBC about abuse dating back to the 1950s when some of them were just five. 442 more words

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'Susan George, president of the Royal School for the Blind, told the BBC the charity was “saddened to hear of former pupils having such memories of their time at the school”. She added: “Such behaviour [as the former pupils allege] would not be tolerated in any school today.”' The point is that although it would not be tolerated in any school today, it should not have been tolerated then. However, in the 50s there was a atmosphere of fear in many schools and pupils were not as enlightened as they are today. No child should be scared to speak out, but in the 50s they would never have been listened to and some are still not listened to today. There are still many aspects that are not right today, however, the enlightening of childrens understanding and the understanding of staff and other authorities is welcomed and needs to be encouraged.

Jeremy Hunt urged to "stop hiding" after 7,000 hospital beds are lost under Tories : Daily Mirror.

The shocking statistics comes as overflowing A&Es were brought “to their knees” prompting the Red Cross to step in and warn of a “humanitarian crisis” 343 more words


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Theresa May and her new vision, this is the health service today, how will the new vision bring about change, remove Jeremy Hunt for one and replace with a competent person, that is if there is one within the Conservative establishment.

Why we should all learn to embrace disability | DisabledGo News and Blog

Social isolation can be a big problem for families with children with learning disabilities. Lisa Salmon reports on Mencap’s campaign to make us all more understanding IT’S all too easy to avoid what you don’t understand. 142 more words


Transport providers come under pressure to improve disabled access | DisabledGo News and Blog

Paralympians Anne Wafula Strike and Ade Adepitan back fines for companies that fail to provide facilities for disabled people Pressure is mounting on transport providers and other companies to improve access for people with disabilities after the Paralympian Anne Wafula Strike revealed in the Guardian that she had been forced to wet herself on a train because the accessible toilet was out of order. 115 more words


Autism in France | Ido in Autismland

The post you will read by guest bloggers, Laurence Le Blet and Karen Hatungimana, and a linked essay by Nicolas Joncour, are about the situation for nonverbal autistic people in France currently. 8 more words