Today, sendPACT joined hundreds of parents and carers in Westminster, London, to march against SEND funding cuts. With kids in tow during half term, it was an event we didn’t want to miss.
We found the whole event very encouraging and felt hopeful to see so many parents and families with their SEN and disabled children at the march. Spirits were high, lots of plancards, and chants in a loud but friendly way at the entrance of 10 Downing Street.
We then marched our way to Parliament Square where there were several speakers from parents/carers to professionals and SEND youth, which gave passionate speeches about the importance of supporting SEND students to access education in the same way as their non-SEND peers.
sendPACT was also lucky to meet many people working for a good cause, and we hope we can work with in future. After today, we’re really pumped up for the next march, and can’t wait for the next one – let’s make some noise!