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Parents head to High Court over special needs cuts

Parents head to High Court over special needs cuts

"This is not about getting extra violin lessons for our kids. This is about the support they need to achieve their full potential in life.

"It's about how they might be able one day to get a job and live independently. It's that important."

Sarah Jones is one of four mothers from Surrey taking a case to the High Court to challenge cuts to services for their five children with disabilities.

Surrey County Council plans to cut £21m from services for disabled children.

The council says its focus is still to make sure children get the support they need.

But the mothers claim the planned cuts are unlawful, because the local authority did not consult affected families.

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