The Council for Disabled Children (CDC) is the umbrella body for the SEN and disabled children's sector in England, with links to other UK nations. We are the only national body that brings together the diverse range of organisations that work with and for disabled children to support the development and implementation of policy and practice. CDC does not provide an advice or support service directly to families with disabled children or children with SEN: * Contact a Family provides support, advice and information for families with disabled children no matter what their condition or disability. Helpline: 0808 808 3555
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 work impacts on over 800,000 disabled children and their families.
At CDC our aspiration is to see disabled children and children with special educational needs (SEN) lead full and happy childhoods; fulfil their potential; and be active within the community. And we want parents of disabled children to be parents first - living ordinary lives.