Campaigns and Policy

Children and 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.

Care Bill

The Care Bill contains clauses aiming to tackle the issue of transition from children’s services to adult social services, and removing the 'cliff-edge' faced by disabled young people and their families. Find out about EDCM's work on the Care Bill

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.

Health

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.

Welfare Reform

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.

Education

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.

Consultations

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