Disabled Children's Partnership

The Disabled Children’s Partnership (DCP) is an exciting new coalition of over 50 disability and children’s charities. 

We’ve come together because disabled children in England face four big challenges. There are not enough services, many of those that exist are not good enough, families cannot access them easily, and services do not always work together and communicate well with each other.

We think this needs to change, so we’ve launched a new campaign called The Secret Life of Us. As part of the campaign we’ll be sharing the experiences of disabled children and their families to raise awareness of the challenges disabled children face.

By removing the barriers to people being able to relate to the lives of disabled children, we can create improve understanding and increase empathy for them and their families.


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Millie's Story

12 year old Millie was diagnosed with a rare brain tumour two years ago, which had left her paraylsed on one side, and relying on oxygen to breathe.

Want to get involved or share your own experiences? Let us know by emailing us

Read Millie’s story

The Disabled Children's Partnership is lead by: 

  • Action for Children
  • Contact a Family
  • Mencap
  • National Autistic Society
  • Council for Disabled Children / National Children’s Bureau
  • Sense
  • Scope
  • The Children’s Trust
  • The Family Fund
  • Together for Short Lives
  • Well Child

You can see a full list of the charities supporting the campaign on the DCP website