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Childrens Ombudsman criticises Dept of Education for failing children with Down Syndrome

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The department's actions had "adversely affected" the capacity of children with the condition to engage to the fullest possible extent in mainstream primary schooling, according to a new report.

Ombudsman Emily Logan said there was "a potential for loss of opportunity given the lack of adequate consideration given to the cluster of needs for such children".

The ombudsman's criticism is in response to a complaint made by the mothers of two children with Down Syndrome attending mainstream primary schools.

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