Supporting disabled children

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We measure the impact of our work with all disabled children and young people – and regularly publish the results.

We also share the news about what’s working with other organisations.

In 2015/16, 89%* of the disabled children and young people we worked with were better able to make choices about their own lives.

The average improvement per child? 52%*.

Download our Disability Impact Report Card


* Data from Action for Children's e-Aspire analysis (April 2015-March 2016)


Doing what works

From supporting a child and family coming to terms with a diagnosis, to offering a young disabled person a place to stay, have fun and become more independent, our services address all the needs disabled children tell us they have.

In your area

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Lewis was trying to make sense of life with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) at the age of four – but nobody knew. His family blamed themselves for his frustration and anxiety, and didn’t go out. His dad suffered a breakdown, his mum became depressed.

We came to Lewis’s home to give him and his family one-to-one support. He learned about how to handle his emotions, his parents found out about how to deal with difficult behaviour.

Lewis is nine years old now - it’s been two years since he was diagnosed with ASD. His mum has this to say. “My support worker has been amazing – she’s an angel."

Get Lewis' full story

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One in twenty children is born with a disability in the UK – yet two-thirds of their parents have trouble accessing local services. We are part of the Disabled Children’s Partnership, which aims to change that.



Before we felt on our own, but [our support worker] is always there at the end of the phone… It’s brought us closer together as a family. Without Action for Children I don’t think we’d be where we are now.
Lewis' Mum