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Special Educational Needs And Disability Act 2001

Chapter 2 of Part 2: Further & Higher Education

15.This Chapter places new duties on further education institutions, higher education institutions, and LEAs in respect of adult education and youth services provision secured by them. The new duties are explained in the commentary on sections 26 – 29. What follows is an overview of the new provisions:

  • a duty not to treat disabled students less favourably, without justification, for a reason which relates to their disability; and

  • a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that people who are disabled are not put at a substantial disadvantage compared to people who are not disabled in accessing further, higher and LEA secured education.

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