[Text on screen] These videos were made to celebrate and amplify young people's voices. As such, each one is voiced by a young person from within the Bingham network.

Voiceover: Everyone is equal in the eyes of the law. That means we all deserve to have our rights respected, and the Rule of Law should ensure that is the case.

Sometimes our rights are unfairly breached without us even realising.

An example of this is children with special educational needs not getting the support they need in school.

Everyone has the right to an education, and this lack of support and understanding can often lead to unfair exclusions which massively impact the quality of education.

Girls often suffer without being diagnosed as well, because the system is based around males. Even after school, there is a lack of SEN opportunities in the workforce.

Adults, too, can go undiagnosed until late in life, meaning they don’t even know they could flourish with some extra support.

Ultimately, everything comes back to knowing our rights, and a great way we can level the playing field is to drive public law education, particularly for young people.

[Text on screen]: This video was voiced by Isabella Taylor

[Text on screen]: Everyone is a stakeholder in the rule of law, and public legal education teaches people what that actually means. It makes abstract ideas about rights tangible so people can genuinely rely on them. Encouraging a wider understanding of the rule of law will diversify voices in public law and improve representation, a vital outcome of public legal education with far-reaching benefits."

Education, Young People

How special educational needs (SEN) affect public legal education

Published on 24 Jun 2022

In partnership with The Bingham Centre, we’ve made a brand new series of videos that explores the importance of public legal education for young people, particularly as it relates to the Rule of Law.

A 2018 report of the UK House of Lords said that young people learning about their rights is “in a parlous state.” Many believe that public legal education in schools is lacking, and leaves many young people unaware of the extent of their rights. If more young people can be equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to be active citizens, they can feel more empowered to do so. We, along with The Bingham Centre, hope these videos can be a stepping off point for many young people to further their public legal education and learn more about their rights.

The final video in the series explores how special education needs can affect public legal education.


EachOther is a UK-focused charity that uses independent journalism, story-telling and film-making to put the human into human rights. The digital content we produce is grounded in the lived experience of ordinary people affected by human rights issues. We involve them in the process of developing their stories, rather than talking for or over them. Theirs are the voices we platform and amplify to our lay audience of over a million viewers each year. In this way, we hope to grow public support for human rights here in the UK.

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