The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) is the umbrella body for the disabled children's sector in England, with links to other UK nations. We are the only national body that brings together the diverse range of organisations that work with and for disabled children to support the development and implementation of policy and practice. Our work impacts on over 800,000 disabled children and their families.
Starting with a steering group of just 6 disability charities and a remit to improve outcomes for disabled children the Council for Disabled Children began an ambitious journey to remove barriers to inclusion and bring equality of opportunity to all disabled children.
Today the Council for Disabled Children has over 250 member organisations covering the width and breadth of the country and representing the full diversity of the disability sector. Working to the same values of participation, co-production and consultation we work with children, young people, parents and professionals to learn what’s working and what’s not and we use that information to lobby, influence and effect policy change. We continue to work closely with national and local government informing and advising them about the issues we hear from the ground. We share what we hear from our network of stakeholders and as a collective body we use what we learn to create, innovate and improve on practice and service delivery.