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Children and young people with disabilities

Disabled children and their families are at risk of poverty and social exclusion in the UK. The reports in this section focus on policies aimed at promoting their welfare at national and local level.

This collection is made up of full text reports on children and young people with disabilities, available to view free of charge

Invest in young lives: building philanthropic support for disabled children and young people

This report argues that more philanthropic support should be channelled towards organisations which help disabled children and young people.

0 to 25 SEND code of practice: a guide for health professionals: advice for clinical commissioning groups, health professionals and local authorities

This guide is designed to help clinical commissioning groups, local authorities, and health professionals understand their statutory duties in relation to the special educational needs and disability (SEND) reforms in the Children and Families Act 2014.

Special educational needs and their links to poverty

‘Special educational needs and disability’ (SEND) is a broad term that encompasses a range of disabilities, disorders and difficulties.

Safeguarding disabled children in England: how Local Safeguarding Children Boards are delivering against Ofsted requirements to protect disabled children

This report describes the results of a survey of Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards (LSCBs) undertaken in 2015 which aimed to consider the effectiveness of local arrangements to protect disabled children and, in particular, progress in the light of Ofsted recommendations arising from a 2012 study.

Safeguarding disabled children in England: a report of the National Working Group on Safeguarding Disabled Children July 2016.

This report describes the results of a survey of Local Safeguarding Children’s Boards (LSCBs) undertaken in 2015, aiming to consider the effectiveness of local arrangements to protect disabled children and, in particular, progress in respect of Ofsted recommendations from 2012.

Supporting young people with neurodevelopmental impairment

This report discusses types of neurodevelopmental impairment including autism, ADHD, foetal alcohol syndrome and cranial trauma, and their behavioural effects among young people.

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