News News KIDS join new coalition of charities to push for improved services for disabled children KIDS is pleased to be part of a new coalition of charities, the Disabled Children’s Partnership (DCP). The DCP is a group of 28 charities seeking to improve services and support available for families with disabled children. New research reveals a staggering 69% of families receive no support caring for their disabled child beyond their own close friends or family. At the same time, recent cuts to a range of children’s early social care and welfare services means there is a gap in services and provisions in many areas around the UK. The partnership will work with disabled young people and their families to launch a major new campaign in England in 2017. The campaign will aim to challenge decision makers, and raise awareness about the challenges that many disabled children, young people and families face. Caroline Stevens, Chief Executive of KIDS, said: I am delighted that KIDS is part of the new Disabled Children’s Partnership. We will be working together with our partners in the sector for better health and social care for disabled children, young people and their families. We hope to raise the profile of the challenges that our families face on a day-to-day basis and also address some of the gaps in support that currently exist. Working together I am confident we can make a real difference. If you would like to hear more about the campaign, or if you are interested in getting involved, please sign up to the campaign mailing list. Who we work with Members Action for Children, Contact a Family, Family Fund, Mencap, Scope, Sense, The Children's Trust, Together for Short Lives, WellChild, National Autistic Society, Council for Disabled Children / National Children's Bureau. Supporters KIDS, Ambitious About Autism, Guide Dogs, Carers Trust, Carers UK, Child Poverty Action Group, Communications Trust, Disability Challengers, Family and Childcare Trust, I Can, National Deaf Children's Society, The Rainbow Trust Children's Charity, The Seashell Trust, Whizz Kidz, Working Families, CLIC Sargent, Credo Care and The London Centre for Children with Cerebral Palsy.