“In the Court of Appeal in the case of Re C (A Child)  EWCA Civ 128 in which Mc Farlane LJ states “The court as an organ of the state, the local authority and CAFCASS must all function now within the terms of the Equality Act 2010. It is simply not an option to fail to afford the right level of regard to an individual who has these unfortunate disabilities”. http://www.familylawweek.co.uk/site.aspx?i=ed128597“
Lets first start by defining the term vulnerable;
(Of a person) in need of special care, support, or protection because of age, disability, or risk of abuse or neglect: Oxford Dictionaries
A person in need of special care, support or protection. For the purposes of this article we will be referring to those who have a Specific Learning Difficulty such as Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and those who have or suspected of having a Nuerodevelopmental Condition such as Asperger’s, ADHD ADD.
Vulnerable people include those who are young, those who have experienced trauma, those with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder ADHD, ADD, mental health needs, specific learning difficulties and deafness, as well as older people and those with physical disabilities or health conditions which may negatively affect their ability to effectively participate in the trial process.
Dyslexia is identified as a disability as defined in the Equality Act 2010. Dyslexia…
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