Locking students away in a different room or restraining them otherwise - at school, this should only be used as a very last resort. The “In safe hands” campaign of our member Enable Scotland raises awareness about the overuse of these methods. Jordan McKenna, who works at Enable Scotland, told us more about the campaign.
Inclusion Europe’s member Perspektiva, together with the Best Buddies Russia foundation, has organised an exhibition called Here I am! at the Russian Duma (Parliament). The exhibition featured photos, videos, and stories about the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, including how they study, work, make friends, and dream.
This year Inclusion Europe wants to talk about education.
We think that inclusive education is better
for students, teachers and parents.
Our member Enable Scotland
wants all children to feel safe
when they go to school.
In many schools, children with disabilities
are kept away from the other children.
Enable Scotland started a campaign to stop this.
The campaign is called “In Safe Hands?”.
Jordan McKenna works at Enable Scotland.
We asked Jordan some questions.
The UN CRPD committee regularly reviews states that have ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Inclusion Europe's members are active in bringing the points of view of people with intellectual disabilities and their families to the attention of the committee. Find out more about what they have been up to.
Inclusion Europe’s member Perspektiva
and the Best Buddies Russia
have organised an exhibition in Moscow.
The Best Buddies Russia foundation supports friendships
between people with intellectual disabilities
and people without intellectual disabilities.
The exhibition of Perspektiva and Best Buddies Russia
is called Here I am!
With our new campaign, we want to raise awareness about ongoing discrimination of students with intellectual disabilities, and get a discussion going on how we can make inclusive education happen everywhere in Europe!
Equality Commissioner Helena Dalli gave a speech at the "Towards Inclusion" conference in Brussels on "What is the vision of the future of deinstitutionalisation and role of EU?" Read it here in many different languages.
It is well known that "care" institutions of this kind are not suitable for living and represent a danger to the safety of their residents. The causes of the fire now must be investigated properly, and the survivors must get a chance to live in the community.