Campaigns and Policy

General Election

Disabled children, young people and their families lack access to essential services, financial support and adequate healthcare. We want policy making across Government to recognise their needs right from the start.


'Levelling the Playing Field: the childcare campaign for disabled children' aims to make sure that disabled children are able to access childcare that helps them to progress, learn and make friends, and for their mums and dads to be able to work as much as they want.

Short Breaks

Short breaks provide opportunities for disabled children and young people to spend time away from their primary carers. Find out about EDCM's campaigning for better short breaks provision.


Disabled children and young people often experience significant barriers to accessing services which results in poor health outcomes. Find out how we campaign to ensure the health system meets the needs of disabled children, young people and their families.


The Welfare Reform Act is introducing big changes to the benefits that support families with disabled children. Find out about EDCM's campaigning to ensure families with disabled children have the support they require to lead ordinary lives.

Children & Families Act

The Children and Families Act will change the system of support for children and young people with special educational needs. Find out how EDCM is campaigning to ensure reforms meet the needs of disabled children and young people.


The time that children and young people spend in an educational setting helps them to prepare for the rest of their lives. Find out how EDCM supports the work of the Special Educational Consortium.


EDCM responds to government consultations in key areas that impact on disabled children, young people and their families. Read our previous consultation responses.