#SENDABetterMessage campaign calls for a fairer system of support

The Disabled Children’s Partnership launched a new campaign #SENDABetterMessage this week. Here's how you can get involved.

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Published on: 21/04/22

The Disabled Children’s Partnership (DCP) launched a new campaign #SENDABetterMessage this week. It calls on the government to use its SEND reform programme to create a fairer system of support for disabled children and families – one that is easier to navigate and gets the services they’re entitled without having to fight for them.

Currently, too many disabled children and families must battle through a confrontational and bureaucratic system to get the services they’re entitled to in order to live a good quality of life – with different services providers not working well together and unclear accountability. This campaign aims to challenge this broken system.

The DCP also released new research called Left Behind – Six Months On, highlighting how the pandemic has severely exacerbated challenges that families with disabled children already faced accessing support.

Three things you can do to help:
•    Email your MP and tell them that you demand a fairer system of support for every disabled child.
•    Use this action to invite your MP to The DCP’s virtual parliamentary event on Friday 17 June 2022. It will bring the voices of disabled young people and parent carers directly to MPs.
•    Are you navigating the SEND system and want to share your experiences to help put pressure on those in power to make change? Here’s how to record a video or write a blog for the DCP campaign.

There’s lots more information about the campaign and research on the DCP website