Bridgend LEA: Give Ashley the care she needs so she can go back to school

Bridgend LEA: Give Ashley the care she needs so she can go back to school

    1. R J
    2. Petition by

      R J

      Cardiff, United Kingdom

Ashley is only six years old and all she wants is to go to school to learn and play with her friends. However, local authority cuts mean that vital care and support at school for Ashley has been withdrawn by the council.

I am a full-time carer of my daughter Ashley, who has has spina bifida & Hydrocephalus, and her disabled brother.

Due to Ashley’s intense needs she requires a teaching assistant to support her throughout the day. The cuts mean that the support assistant at her Primary School would no longer be helping her with catheters or regularly lifting her out of her chair to take part in lessons and prevent pressure sores. All of this means that we have no choice but to withdraw Ashley from school to ensure she will be properly looked after.

To make matters worse, my daughter’s welfare and education is being risked because of a long-running dispute between the unions and council about job remits and pay. Key staff have now left the school as a result meaning the school no longer has the capacity to provide the support my daughter needs. 

Before I can return my daughter to this school we need proper support in place and written assurance that this won’t happen again as it has done in the past.

The council should be putting measures in place to ensure that children like Ashley are not caught up in employment rows.

Please help us to get our girl back to school.

To:
Give Ashley the care she needs so she can go back to school

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Ashley's only been in school one week since September

      R J
      by R J
      Petition Organizer

      update .. Ashley's still not in school so far all I've got is a letter off the first minister of Wales saying the LEA have said there TRYING to ensure that Ashley's needs are fully met but yet they've had many of offers to get advise for this but she's still not in school , my children are woundering what's going on and it's hard to explain to them why there sister can't go to school and exsplain to Ashley why her brothers and sisters can go awful place to be right now thanks for ur SUPPOT

    2. Reached 12,500 signatures
    3. Ashley still not in school :(

      R J
      by R J
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks so much for all the messages of support and to everyone signing Ashley still not In school got really good support from health which is good news but LEA still not helping with matters , hoping first minister of Wales can help now .....

    4. Reached 10,000 signatures
    5. No reassurance given...

      R J
      by R J
      Petition Organizer

      There offering a new support worker yet again no reassurance as been put in place to say staff evaluation will not affect Ashley going to school we asked LEA To ensure safety and protection, is being delivered reliably and consistently during the school day by someone familiar and acceptable to Ashley and her Privacy and dignity dictates that the number of people present during the procedure should be kept to a minimum and there must be cover for absence and sickness , many of Ashley suport worker have left we on are 9 person soon to be 10 .... We need to make sure that Ashley can go to school without money coming first

    6. Reached 9,000 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Pete Barringer GODALMING, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      All disabled Children have rights to Education

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    • Julie Ward EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      All children have a right to be educated, no matter what their additional support needs

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    • Rose Bunce LINCOLN, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      As a disabled person whom is discriminated against despite the laws to protect me, I find it stupid that Ashley is being made to suffer. And what will happen next? Oh yes, Mum will be arrested BECAUSE her daughter is not in school. This should not happen in our society. All children have a right to education.

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    • David Hughes INVERURIE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      Money is always an issue for dear souls like this... but never an issue when bankers bring an economy to its knees... something wrong with our priorities... no?

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    • Jackie Thomson EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      my son has autism and needs to be in mainstream school to learn what the other kids learn and be part of this world. there are no differences just human bias.

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