Help that doesn’t last - my child has a right to education too .

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Help that doesn’t last - my child has a right to education too .

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Katherine Milligan started this petition to Education authority

My 15 year old child has not been in full time education since he was 12 years of age. My child has ADHD and learning disability and the Education authority have failed to place him in suitable school despite having a statement.
We have fought a battle with schools, and education authority to have a suitable place found. The two schools within reasonable travelling distance to us are “full” and have had no available places in 3 years, we were told.
When a place was found, albeit at a facility that was not 100% suitable but better than nothing, the issue of transport arose as this facility is 25 miles away from home. The Education Authority have said they have approved transport but no provider can be found.
Meanwhile my child misses out on much needed schooling.
The impact on him is he is now 3 years behind where he should be, he is frustrated, feels rejected and this impacts upon his behavior as he is unable to adequately process what is happening.
The impact upon us as a family is severe as we are unable to adequately provide the education every child has a right to.
We would like a suitable placement to be found or made for my child, for him to be able to access education which is his statutory right.

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