The Disabled Children's Partnership

The Disabled Children's Partnership (DCP) is a collaboration between more than 30 charities, chaired by Contact a Family. We have come together in the shared belief that health and social care services for disabled children, young people and families can and must be better.

We need your help to shape and launch our new campaign on improving health and social care services which DCP will launch in June 2017.

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What is the DCP?

The DCP launched in March 2017. Amanda Batten, chair of the Disabled Children's Partnership and chief executive of Contact a Family, said:

"It is shocking that in this country 69 per cent of disabled children never receive support outside their close friends or family. Yet disabled children and their families still remain a glaring absence from the prime minister's social reform agenda.

"This must be urgently addressed if the government truly aspire to deliver a Britain that works for everyone.

"That is why the Disabled Children's Partnership will be campaigning to ensure that the services and support disabled children and their families deserve are there when they need them, are easily accessible and more consistently provided."

Read more about the launch.

Who's in the DCP?

Members Steering Group

  • Action for Children
  • Contact a Family(Chair)
  • Royal Mencap Society (Secretariat)
  • National Autistic Society
  • National Children's Bureau
  • Sense (Treasurer)
  • Scope
  • The Children's Trust
  • The Family Fund
  • Together for Short Lives
  • Well Child


Supporters include:

  • Carers UK
  • Carers Trust
  • CLIC Sargent
  • CPotential (the London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy)
  • Credo Care
  • NDCS
  • Ambitious About Autism
  • Disability Challengers
  • KIDS
  • Working Families
  • Whizz Kids
  • Family and Childcare Trust
  • Guide Dogs
  • Rainbow Trust Children's Charity
  • I CAN
  • The Communications Trust
  • The Seashell Trust

Our campaign

We have decided to focus our campaigning effort on ensuring the health and social care system is fit for purpose. 

Ultimately, if our campaign is successful:

  • Disabled children, young people and families will have access to existing services they are entitled to.
  • There will be more existing services meeting the needs they are designed to address.
  • Services will be joined up around the needs of disabled children, young people and families.
  • Disabled children, young people and families will gain new entitlements to services they need.

Sign up for DCP updates

Your voice is important to us. Sign up for updates on how the campaign is going and to hear about chances to get involved.