disabled children

Forgotten families: the impact of isolation on families with disabled children across the UK

Survey which aimed to find out more about the levels of isolation families with disabled children experience and how this impacts on their family life. It also explores what would help families most when they feel isolated and whether the growth of the internet and social networks help.

The impact of short breaks on families with a disabled child over time: the second report from the quantitative study

Report that presents the findings of a longitudinal survey into the impact of short breaks on disabled children and their families.

The study is the final element of a programme of research commissioned by the Department for Education (formerly the Department for Children, Schools and Families) and carried out by the Centre for Disability Research (CeDR) at Lancaster University in partnership with the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi).

UK Children's Commissioners' midterm report to the UK State Party on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Midterm report by the four Children's Commissioners that has been written in the context of their continued and ongoing dialogue with each UK administration and tier of government.

It is not a comprehensive assessment of every Article in the UNCRC. Instead it has collected evidence from their work focused on five areas: participation, disabled children, child poverty, children seeking asylum and juvenile justice. Where there is evidence it affirms progress but where there is demonstrable lack of improvement in children and young people’s lives, concerns are voiced.

Company initiatives for workers with care responsibilities for disabled children or adults

Report that presents the results of Eurofound’s work on company initiatives for workers with care responsibilities for disabled children or adults.

The research focused on initiatives that employers can take to support the needs of workers who have (informal) care responsibilities, including parents caring for children with disabilities and carers of adults who need care because of disability, illness or old age.

Disabled children and health reform: questions, challenges and opportunities

Briefing developed by EDCM, with the support of The Children’s Trust, Tadworth to: focus attention on disabled children, young people and their families at a time of whole system change; ensure that the voice of patients is heard; make sure that the modernised NHS delivers better services for disabled children, particularly those with complex and/or palliative care needs.

Out from the shadows: sexual violence against children with disabilities

Report that sheds light on children with disabilities who are suffering from sexual violence - abuse that goes unacknowledged, both by communities and by the state; is shrouded in taboos; and is rarely discussed or investigated. The report seeks to address this and make the issue more visible, as well as challenge governments and communities, including the international community, to tackle it head on.

Evaluation of the impact of Action for Children short break services on outcomes for children: final report

Report that examines the findings of a study commissioned by Action for Children to explore the impact that their short break services have on disabled children and their families. The study began in August 2010 and an interim report was published in September 2010 (Holmes, McDermid, Soper and Lawson, 2010).

It aims to explore the impact of Action for Children short breaks services on disabled children and their families within this context and seeks to provide an evidence base for the future provision of Action for Children services to disabled children and their families.

4 in every 10 disabled children living in poverty

Report that highlights four key recommendations for addressing poverty in families with disabled children.

Raised expectations: parental experiences of short breaks

Report that provides a snapshot of the experiences of parents of disabled children in order to highlight examples of good practice and identify possible areas of concern.

Findings do not cover a representative sample, so cannot reflect the progress of the short breaks programme as a whole, but provide real life examples of the way that impact can be made on the ground.

Someone on our side: advocacy for disabled children and young people

Research that focuses on the under-explored area of advocacy for disabled children and young people across England.