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Council For Disabled Children (CDC)


Service Description

At the Council for Disabled Children we work with our members and networks to influence national policy. We engage with decision makers including local and national government to help shape policy development. As well as this we respond to government consultations and calls for evidence, provide parliamentary briefings and conduct policy analysis.

As Strategic Reform Partner to the Department for Education we contribute to the development and implementation of key policy initiatives, such as the Children and Families Bill.

We also channel much of our legislative work on education through the Special Educational Consortium (SEC), who work with government when there are proposals for changes in education policy that may affect disabled children.

Below is a selection of key policy developments impacting on disabled children and their families.

Additional Information

Additional Information

CDC works to infl uence national policy that impacts upon disabled children and children with special educational needs (SEN) and their families. The organisation aim to promote the active participation of disabled children and young people, making sure their voices and success stories are heard. CDC is made up of
a wide range of professional, voluntary and statutory organizations, including parent representatives, disabled young people and representatives of disabled people.

Suitable for ages

Age of Users
From 0 To 25



Questions & Answers

Can Families Self-Refer To The Service?
Do You Have A Waiting List?
Eligibility - Can The Service Be Accessed By Extended Family Members Or Carers

Further Information

Provider Type
Suitable For
Downs Syndrome Visual Impairment Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Social, Emotional, Behaviour Difficulty (SEBD) Complex Needs Dyslexia Specific Learning Difficulty Speech, Language & Communication Needs (SLCN) Tourette's Long Term Medical Conditions Specific Learning Difficulties Epilepsy Moderate Learning Difficulty (MLD) Multi-Sensory Impairment (MSI) Physical Disability Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) Severe Learning Difficulty (SLD)
Delivery Channels
Office / Premises
Referral Criteria
None (Self-referral)