The Disabled Children’s Partnership on the Impact of the Pandemic on Parents and Families
In January 2020, the Disabled Children’s Partnership talked to their Parent’s Panel about the third lockdown:
They told us of the devastating impact that this and the previous lockdowns were having. Many told us that their children were not receiving support for the disability or medical condition via health services or school. This has had detrimental impacts on their children’s disabilities during a time of reduced levels of support at home during the pandemic.
The Partnership is now calling on the government to create an ambitious and funded Covid recovery and catch up plan for disabled young people. This plan needs to cover education, as well as health and wellbeing. It also needs to offer wider support to the whole family.