Disabled Children's Partnership Launches 2024 Manifesto16.1.24
We are a very proud to be a Supporting Member of the Disabled Children's Partnership, and they have today (Tuesday 16 January) launched their manifesto.
2024 is set to be a major year politically with a general election expected in the second half of the year. With this in mind the DCP has developed a manifesto with the call to all major political parties to consider children living with disabilities and their families in their respective manifestos.
The key asks of the Manifesto are:
Make children living with disabilities a priority. Those at the heart of politics need to prioritise the needs of disabled children and their families and to acknowledge children living with disabilities and their families as equal, valued members of society. We want all parties to commit to the appointment of a Minister for Disabled Children and to producing a cross party disabled children’s strategy.
Clarify and enforce rights, and review the law. The next Government must commit to stronger accountability within the SEND system; to making the education system inclusive; and to ensuring that disabled children and young people receive the support they need across the education, health and social care systems.
Address funding shortfalls and create a dedicated fund for children living with disabilities. Making children living with disabilities the priority and having a system that is fit for purpose with effective accountability will help make this happen; but the right level of funding is also vital.
We are proud to support and share the manifesto, and you can read the full document here.