Disabled Children’s Partnership

The Disabled Children’s Partnership is a major coalition of more than 60 organisations
campaigning for improved health and social care for disabled children, young people and their families.

We believe that disabled children, young people and their families should have access to the services they are entitled to, when they need them.

We are not asking for disabled children to be singled out or treated differently. We are asking for fairness.

But in England today, this simply isn’t happening. Disabled children face four big challenges.

  • There are not enough services
  • Many of those that exist are not good enough
  • Families cannot access them easily
  • Services do not always work together and communicate well with each other

This leads to an unacceptable contrast between the quality of life and the opportunities available to disabled children and their families, compared to those without disabilities.

Simple tasks such as visiting a park, going to school or doing the weekly shop are often extremely challenging and in some cases impossible.

But this does not need to be the case.

The Disabled Children’s Partnership exists to: address the lack of health and social care services; improve the quality of services available; make sure families can access those services; and ensure professionals communicate with each other and work together.

But, we can’t achieve this when nearly half of the British public (43%) don’t know anyone who is disabled so are simply unaware of the challenges they face.

The truth is we need public support, understanding and empathy to affect change and make a lasting difference to the way disabled children are treated in society.

In order to achieve the change we need, we will bring the realities of the lives of disabled children, young people and their families closer to people across England.

Help us fight to make this change.

Help us create a country where disabled children and young people have the right support and access to the same opportunities that most of us take for granted.

  • Liz Ashley

    It sounds like an excellent partnership. The proof will be in the pudding! My only concern so far is that all the children in the photos show obvious physical disability. This is not always the case; disability often goes harmfully unrecognised.

  • Sarah Hynes

    Amazing partnership and a great example of the charity sector speaking together with one voice for the sake of families living with disability.

  • Denise Inger

    Our voice is stronger together. We need to focus on equality for all children and people with a disability, emotional, intellectual, sensory or physical.

  • Trudi Anne Beckett

    Family fund has been fantastic helping us transform are garden to a safe clean all year round place for my son to play who as ASD and HDHD thank you so much xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Hannah Norton

    Adults and chlidrens with special needs they are special to them around and people still play games and make friends to like us with different special needs .

Contact Details

Disabled Children’s Partnership c/o Mencap National Centre, 123 Golden Lane, London, EC1Y 0RT



United Kingdom

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