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Equality & Human Rights Commission

Part of the Commission's remit is to tackle disability discrimination and promote disability equality.

Telephone:  0845 604 6610


United Nations Disability Convention

The Equality and Human Rights Commission have produced a guide on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.   


Council for Disabled Children

The umbrella body for the disabled children's sector in England, with links to the other UK nations.  The CDC Council is made up of a wide range of professional, voluntary and statutory organisations, including parent representatives, disabled young people and representatives of disabled people.  CDC's broad based membership and extensive network of contacts provides a unique overview of current issues.  It also helps us promote collaborative and partnership working among organisations.


CDC hosts four networks including the National Parent Partnership Network (NPPN) and the Transition Information Network (TIN).  NPPN has information on all Parent Partnership Services across England, while TIN provides information and resources to people who support disabled young people in transition to adulthood, including parents and carers.


My Rights, Your Responsibility is a set of online information and printed leafets written for parents of disabled children.  The resources provide information on disabled children's rights to access activities, community faciliites and other services.


The paper 'Cemented to the floor by law' outlines the legal duties in relation to disabled children with which public bodies must comply.  It is useful reading for parent campaigners who want to work with public bodies to defend the recent improvements to disabled children's services.

CDC has numerous resources of interest to parents.

Telephone:  020 7843 1900


Government Equalities Office Website

The Equality Act 2010 replaced existing anti-discrimination laws with a single Act.  There are a number of documents offering further information and guidance on their website.