Secret Life of Us

With more than 100 of our services supporting disabled children, we know the challenges they can face.

But a recent survey across England of families with experience of disability said 97% feel as though the public don't understand the day-to-day challenges they have to deal with.

Coupled with the fact 43% of the public don't know anyone with a disability, there's a problem with how disability is understood.

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The Secret Life of Us

That's where you can help.

Action for Children is a founding member of the Disabled Children's Partnership. Our campaign, the Secret Life of Us – developed in close partnership with parents – looks to change this.

It reveals the parts of their lives that most people simply do not see – bringing to life the realities of the challenges disabled children, young people and their families face when living a life many of us take for granted.

By doing this, we hope to open the eyes of the public to the difficulties faced by families on a day-to-day basis, removing the barriers to people being able to relate to the lives of disabled children.


Through this, we can create greater understanding, affinity and empathy for affected families.

Because without awareness and understanding, we cannot achieve real change.

But, with increased awareness and public support we can make a real difference.

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