"A council has been criticised by the equality commission for having had a "lack of planning and foresight" after it cancelled a school's annual trip. Highland Council stopped the trip for pupils at Inverness's Crown Primary because of potential legal action over the exclusion of a disabled child. The criticism of the council is contained in a document from the Equality and Human Rights Commission. However, it added the council and school had not done anything unlawful. The stay at an outdoor activity centre in the Cairngorms has been held annually for children at the city school. Highland Council cancelled this year's trip to Craggan last month to avoid legal action after Donna Williamson said her daughter was physically unable to take part in the activities planned." More at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/8470699.stm Teuchters, don't you just love 'em! Rather than focusing on what the child might be able to do on or gain from such a trip through discussions with the parents, lets put on our tin foil hats and protect the corporate ass from possible litigation!