Damaged schooling system ignores harm to the susceptible children it lets down | Scotland

For more than 15 years, Glasgow lawyer Iain Nisbet has been fighting to give vulnerable children the education they need. He takes up the cases of high school students who have been bullied, traumatized and often excluded from class.

They suffer from a range of disabilities and are desperate for the support that only special schools can provide. It is Nisbet’s job to take her case to a tribunal. Too often he is turned away.

Despite the growing number of children in need across Scotland – estimated at 200,000 – statistics show that less than 1 percent are getting the education they deserve; and that percentage is falling as the councils tighten and fix the budgets


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