There are children all over the world and all over the United Kingdom (not just in the London borough of Newham) without bowel and bladder control who are included in mainstream schools with simple adaptations in order to accommodate them.
Are we really meant to fence them off from other people until they are "trained"?
The purpose of providing for special needs is to allow for diversity, not to find reasons for segregation.
Andrew Sutton seems instead to be snatching desperately for the final unanswerable reason for exclusion - if you can't argue on the basis of a special condition that needs a rare kind of specialised teaching, you tell people that they are intolerable to society because of their disability.
Thank goodness for the efforts of the Cranes and all those supporting them - as another parent of a disabled child I wish them the very best of luck.
CHRIS GRAVELL 43 Green Lane Wolverton Milton Keynes Buckinghamshire