Join BLAM UK, Hackney Quest, Islington Law Centre in our demand for change in the current school exclusions process.
Call For Evidence
Are You a Black Parent who’s Child has been excluded from school? if Yes we would love you to take part in our 5 min survery.
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SIGN OUR Petition to End Exclusions here
We’re calling on the Department of Education and public services to commit to the total overhaul, and subsequent removal of the current discriminatory school exclusions policy in place in England.
In the UK we exclude around 8,000(APX) pupils each year
We are 3x times More likely to exclude Black Caribbean Pupils
SEND students are also hard hit
In 2011 the Government changed the way in which schools were held to account for the permanent exclusions they decided to issue. The Independent Review Panel (the only Independent part of the school exclusions appeal process) could no longer allow (reinstate) a pupil to return back to the school, if they deem the exclusion to have been wrong.
The removal of such a vital safeguard to protect young people from putative and discriminatory sanction used by Headteachers across the UK, allowed for a steady normalisation of the exclusion figures of children to loom at around 7,800 each year. We believe this should not be the norm. In Scotland, last year they only permanently excluded 3 pupils. The Government’s disregard to the outcomes of young people has led to this community coalition demanding for the complete removal of the ability to exclude children from schools.
We need your help to take this campaign further.
We will be drafting an open letter to the Department of Education if you would like to sign this please email – firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Further Support
Tweet about the Campaign
Tell Parents to send in evidence
Sign our open letter