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Mother Stopped From Homeschooling Handicapped Daughter Due to Child Neglect Law

Saturday 02 May 2009

Mother Stopped From Homeschooling Handicapped Daughter Due to Child Neglect Law

‘Grace Robertson removed her daughter Elysha, seven, who has an illness so rare it has no name, from Newman Special School in Rotherham because she did not think she was making progress. Rotherham Council’s social services department, backed by the school, say that Elysha could be suffering isolation and missing the company of children by being kept at home. Now they have ordered a case conference, using a law relating to child abuse and neglect to review Elysha’s future education at a special hearing.’

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