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Parking at school run

rwholeyrwholey Posts: 1Member Listener
edited November 2018 in Disabled parents
my biggest gripe over the past 27 years of being disabled is disabled parking. My daughters schools do no supply disabled spaces for parents to park in. It is the most stressful thing the school run


  • wilkowilko Posts: 1,091Member Chatterbox
    Have you brought this up at your daughters school.?? A local primary school has disabled parking spaces but when I needed to use they where being used by parents dropping off children for judo club so no use for me.
  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Posts: 6,791Administrator Scope community team
    I found this information on the NI Direct website, it would be worth speaking to your school about this.

    "Schools, colleges and universities have a duty to parents with disabilities to let them have reasonable access to services related to the education of their child or children. This is to make sure parents with disabilities can be fully involved in their child's education.

    The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) covers many areas of everyday life, including education and access to goods and services. Generally, the parts in the DDA to do with schools relate to pupils with disabilities.

    However, many services provided by a school do not relate directly to your child's education, but are considered a 'service to the public' and are covered by the DDA.

    Your child's school should make 'reasonable adjustments' to procedures and policies or provide you with aids to help you access their services, like putting information in accessible formats. They must not refuse to provide a service, or provide a lesser service, to you as a parent with disabilities.

    Providing parking for people with disabilities and make sure other parents' vehicles do not block access"

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