About Down's Syndrome : The Disabled Children’s Partnership – “The Secret Life of Us”

The Down’s Syndrome Association is proud to be part of The Disabled Children’s Partnership, campaigning for better services for disabled children, young people and their families.

What is the Disabled Children’s Partnership?

The Disabled Children’s Partnership is a growing coalition of more than 35 organisations that have joined forces to fight for better health and social care for disabled children, young people and their families in England.

What is the Partnership trying to achieve?

The long term objective of the Disabled Children’s Partnership is to ensure disabled children, young people and their families have access to the services they are entitled to and need, to ensure that services are joined up and delivered consistently and to increase the quality of provision. This campaign is called “The Secret Life of Us”.

The Campaign Plan

According to new research from the Disabled Children’s Partnership 43% of the general public don’t know anyone who is disabled.

97% of parents with disabled children say that people do not understand the challenges they face, every day.

The Secret Life of Us campaign, which launched on 28 June, in the first instance, aims to open the eyes of the public and improve understanding of the issues faced by families on a day-to-day basis. It wants to remove the barriers to people being able to relate to the lives of disabled children, creating greater understanding and empathy for them and their families.

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