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.