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We believe that disabled children, young people and their families have a right to access the services and support they need to live a good quality of life and have the same opportunities as any other family.
We are not asking for disabled children to be singled out or treated differently. We are asking for fairness and equality.
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. This is an injustice and must change.
Simple tasks such as visiting a park, going to school or doing the weekly shop are often extremely challenging and, in some cases, impossible for families with disabled children.
But this does not need to be the case.