Teresa Dodson and her daughter Imogen
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Surrey diabetic pupil to get medical help at school

A mother, whose daughter has type 1 diabetes, has won a fight to allow her daughter to receive specialist care at school.

Teresa Dodson said she was forced to teach her daughter Imogen at home after Surrey County Council refused to provide the medical help she needed at a mainstream school.

The council conceded before the case reached a tribunal. Lawyers say the local education authority must now put in place provisions to manage the five-year old's condition.

BBC London's Jean Mackenzie spoke to Imogen's mother, Teresa, and solicitor Imogen Jolley.

  • 04 Aug 2014
  • From the section Surrey