Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has shown his support for the Guide Dogs #AllThingsEqual Campaign.
The campaign aims to improve support for children with vision impairments, and calls on the Government to implement reforms to the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) system. Specifically, the charity are calling on the Government to:
- Ensure that there is greater recognition throughout the SEND system of conditions such as vision impairment.
- Recognise the role of specialist professionals, and to ensure adequate access.
- Implement changes to Education, Health and Care Plans to stop a young person falling behind before they can access support.
Last month, Gwynne attended a parliamentary event to raise awareness of the campaign, and also met with some active guide dogs.
Commenting, Andrew Gwynne said:
“I’m really proud to be supporting the #AllThingsEqual campaign, and the work of Guide Dogs. We need to make sure that children with vision impairments are given the support that they need to thrive in school, as well as access to specialist support.
It was great to hear about this campaign in-person last month, and to meet some of the very special guide dogs who do such an incredible job in supporting people and families right across the country.
I hope that the Government recognises the #AllThingsEqual campaign and implements these long overdue reforms.”