Every Disabled Child Matters

Every Disabled Child Matters (EDCM) is a campaign to make sure that you have equal rights and opportunities if you have a disability.

As part of the campaign, EDCM wants you and your family to have access to the services and support you need in order to lead a happy life.

Who’s behind EDCM?

EDCM is run by four organisations:

  • Contact a Family – offers support, advice and information for families with disabled children
  • Council for Disabled Children – works to influence national policy that affects disabled children and children with special educational needs (SEN)
  • Mencap – provides support for parents, carers and people with learning disabilities
  • Special Educational Consortium – promotes the interests of children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities.

What does EDCM do?

As well as representing thousands of disabled children, young people and families, EDCM represents organisations and professionals working with disabled children, young people and their families.

Every Disabled Child Matters wants:

  • To make sure you are fully included in society if you have a disability
  • To ensure you have access to the support and services you need
  • To tackle poverty among disabled children and families
  • The education system to meet the needs of every child
  • You to have a say in the services that are there for you.

How can you get involved?

There are lots of ways that you can get involved in the EDCM campaign – from signing up as a supporter, to getting involved in campaigning activities.

Find out the many ways you can get involved by visiting EDCM – Children and young people.

To discover more about Every Disabled Child Matters, visit their homepage at http://www.ncb.org.uk/edcm/home.aspx