Equality and diversity for schools

Useful resources

Although Warwickshire County Council is not in a position to endorse the following external resources, schools and colleges may find them a helpful resource to support children and young people to thrive in education.



  • AbilityNet gives free information and advice on any aspect of the use of a computer by someone with a disability.
  • Action on Hearing Loss runs a telephone/teletext helpline and also produces information leaflets and fact sheets.
  • Arthritis Care campaigns nationally, and also works through a network of local groups and centres offering support, advice and training.
  • Autism West Midlands - Leading charity in the West Midlands for people affected by autism.
  • British Deaf Association is an organisation of Deaf people that represents the Deaf community.
  • The British Dyslexia Association offers advice, information and help to families, professionals and dyslexic individuals.
  • Broadband Suppliers is a site which collates valuable advice on online resources for disabled users.
  • Foundation for people with learning disabilities - The Foundation provides information, resources and services and tries to influence government and local authority policies and services so that they better meet the needs of people with learning disabilities.
  • GOV.UK - Disabled people - This part of the GOV.UK website has been designed to help people find out about their civil rights. It provides information on legislation that exists to help establish employees and employers.
  • Diabetes UK has a mass of information about diabetes that is of wider interest and would certainly be helpful to schools.
  • Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA) provides information, advice and support to parents and individuals with Downs Syndrome. It also provides information and advice to professionals whose work requires an understanding of the condition.
  • Dyslexia Action (DA) is a charity that specialises in the assessment and teaching of people with dyslexia and is now the only national dyslexia teaching organisation in the world.
  • Epilepsy Action has developed a large website that includes basic information about the condition that will be useful to schools.
  • Integrated Disability Service (IDS) - Teaching and learning 
  • Mencap is one of the major organisations for people with learning difficulties. Mencap has produced an education resource pack for those over 16 years old which supports their Essential Skills Award.
  • National Autistic Society provides an enormous amount of information ranging from introductory information to links to research sites.
  • National Deaf Children's Society (NCDS) campaigns to break down barriers faced by deaf children and young people. 
  • NASEN (The National Association for Special Educational Needs) is an organisation that provides a forum for those actively involved with exceptional learning needs.
  • National Autistic Society provides an enormous amount of information ranging from introductory information to links to research sites.
  • RADAR (Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation) provides information and advice on all aspects of disability and has also compiled a list of recommended Disability Awareness or Equality trainers.
  • Reasonable Adjustments for Disabled Pupils - Equality and Human Rights Commission 
  • Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) produces a huge range of resource materials and can support in ensuring all children are able to read materials.
  • Scope is a national organisation for people with cerebral palsy. It also offers a range of services to professional staff in education and social services including information and advice.
  • Sense The national (UK) voluntary organization working with and supporting people of all ages who are deafblind or have associated disabilities.
  • SHINE is happy to provide information to professionals working with young people with spina bifida and hydrocephalus to enable them to provide improved support.
  • Social Model of Disability Video



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