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Legislation

People with FASD have rights to reasonable adjustments and are protected under lots of pieces of legislation, conventions and regulations:

The Children act (1989)
The Equality Act 2010
the duty to make reasonable adjustments
UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities
The Care Act 2014
the duty to promote wellbeing
The Autism Act 2009
The Human Rights Act 1998 - 8
The Right to Family Life, including opportunities for social engagement and a life in the community
The Health and Social Care Act 2012
The Care and Support (Assessment) Regulations 2014
Mental Health Act (1983, 2007)
Mental Capacity Act (2005)
The Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations 2011
Disability Discrimination Act 1995
The Children and Social Work Act 2017
Keeping Children Safe in Education 2019
Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018
The Education Act 2002
The United Nations convention on the Rights of the Child 1992
The Children and Families Act 2014
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Lanyards and Passes

As we move towards a more inclusive world many public facilities and leisure attractions have information about adjustments available for people with special educational needs and disabilities. For example, theme parks often have ride access passes to avoid the long queues and free entry for one carer.

The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower lanyard scheme is an initiative designed to act as a discreet sign that somebody has a hidden disability and requires additional assistance while out in public. Some supermarkets have started using the lanyards. The lanyards are available at the Hidden Disabilities store as well as supermarkets, including Tesco and Sainsbury’s

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