The Disabled Children’s Partnership (DCP) is a major coalition of more than 60 organisations campaigning for improved health and social care for disabled children, young people and their families.

The DCP exists to: address the lack of health and social care services; improve the quality of services available; make sure families can access those services; and ensure professionals communicate with each other and work together.

The Secret Life of Us campaign was launched in June 2017, bringing to life the realities of the challenges disabled children, young people and their families face on a daily basis, in living a life many of us take for granted. This is because 43% of the British public don’t know anyone who is disabled and therefore are simply unaware of the challenges they encounter.

The DCP want to open the eyes of the public and improve awareness of the issues faced by families on a day-to-day basis; to remove the barriers to people being able to relate to the lives of disabled children; and create a greater understanding, affinity and empathy for them and their families.

If we do this we will have the support to make a real difference to the lives of disabled children, young people and their families across England.

If you haven’t already, please sign up to support out campaign!


British Academy of Childhood Disability is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1177868
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