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We influence policy and campaign so politicians and decision-makers tackle the inequalities faced by families with disabled children and prioritise their needs.

Our latest campaigns

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- Access to childcare
- Better support for carers
- Cuts to benefits
- Cuts to services
- Challenging attitudes and stigma
- Illegal exclusions
- Waiting times

- Stop the DLA takeaway in hospital
- Counting the Costs
- Tax credit cuts

Latest campaign news

What we want

  • Equal rights and opportunities for all families with disabled children across the UK.
  • A social security system that recognises the carer contribution and adequately covers the extra costs of disability and care. 
  • Investment in carer and disability services and speedy access to information, assessment and good quality support.
  • A clear and joined up legal framework that enhances individual family rights.
  • The real experts are parents of disabled children. We want parent carer participation across the UK.

What we're doing 

  • We influence laws and government policy based on what families with disabled children tell us and what we have learnt from our services.
  • We carry out research to build evidence of the difficulties faced by disabled children and present a case for change.
  • We join forces with other charities and support their campaigns.
  • We meet with MPs and government departments.

What you can do

Depending on the campaign there are different ways you can get involved:

What other organisations do we work with?

We join forces with other charities to influence public policy and campaign together. This shared voice strengthens our lobbying activities and helps decision makers and politicians understand shared concerns. These alliances include: