The Disabled Children’s Partnership is a coalition of over 80 charities campaigning campaigning disabled children, young people and their families.
Our latest report – The Longest Lockdown – shone a light on the disproportionate impact the pandemic has had on disabled teenagers and their families. Shockingly, the report revealed that 3 in 4 disabled children are facing delays to routine health appointments and 70% of disabled children are unable to get therapies for their development. As a result, parents are reporting that their children's conditions are worsening and their development is stalling.
We believe that disabled children and their families deserve better. The Disabled Children's Partnership is calling for an ambitious and COVID-19 recovery and catch-up plan for disabled children covering not just education, but also health and wellbeing.