Why we need your help

The Children and Families Bill currently in Parliament will change how children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities are supported in England. The Department for Education described this as the 'biggest reform in 30 years'.

EDCM is campaigning to strengthen the Bill to ensure that it meets the needs of ALL disabled children.

We need you to help us tell the story of children and young people with SEN and disabilities who will challenge the new system or have traditionally struggled to get the support they need within the current system. We would like you to share with us your experiences of struggling to access health and social care support for a child with a disability or health condition, or for yourself if you are a disabled young person who is not in full time education, employment or training.

We will use your stories to help explain to MPs and Peers why we are calling for change to the Children and Families Bill and how it should be improved.

EDCM will produce a briefing using the information you give us about your experiences. It is vital that MPs and Peers understand the impact the Bill will have on people's real lives.

This briefing will be made available on our website at www.edcm.org.uk.