Council For Disabled Children

Type of service:
National Organisation
8 Wakley Street, National Children's Bureau, London, EC1V 7QE
Telephone number:
0207 843 1900
Email address:
Service description:
The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) is the umbrella body for the disabled children's sector in England, with links to other UK nations.

CDC aims to make a difference to the lives of disabled children and children with special educational needs. We do this by influencing Government policy, working with local agencies to translate policy into practice and producing guidance on issues affecting the lives of disabled children.

Our role focuses on three key elements:

1. Policy and practice advice to government on the SEN and disability reforms (as outlined in the Children and Families Bill).

2. Development of information highlighting key aspects of the reform process to help people engage as we lead up to implementation of the reforms (called our Countdown to Change programme)

3. Supporting the disabled children's sector to develop new and sustainable approaches to adapt to these changes

For all the latest news and announcements in the special educational needs sector, please check our regularly updated news page:

To read and download a large wealth of resources produced by CDC, the wider voluntary sector and government please visit our resource hub:
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Age range:
0 - 25 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Child / Young Person With Additional Needs
Referral route:
  • Contact Service Direct
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