Fareham MP leads debate on cerebral palsy

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MP Mark Hoban led a debate on education for children with cerebral palsy.

The Fareham MP drew on his work with the Rainbow Centre in Fareham in his speech at the House of Commons.

He said he had seen the progress children can make during his visits to the centre in Palmerston Drive.

Mr Hoban said: ‘I’ve seen for myself the huge progress children have made at the Rainbow Centre through early intervention.

‘Children whose parents were told they wouldn’t walk, can, children with high degrees of dependency are now independent.’

Mr Hoban also welcomed the government’s new Special Education Needs and Disabilities reforms, which will extend rights and protection to children with cerebral palsy and provide more tailored professional support to families.

He added: ‘Parents have often had to fight hard to get the help their children deserve.

‘These are difficult battles to fight so they welcome the government’s reforms that should enable their children to get the early intervention that they need.’