Council Asked To Support Disabled Children’s Charter

wesleyan chapel 2The Council is being asked to sign up to a new charter to protect the rights of disabled children.

The campaign, called Every Disabled Child Matters, aims to get local Health and Wellbeing boards across the country to engage more closely with children and their families to improve their quality of life.

They’d also be expected to come up with a clear plan for supporting disabled children locally.

It’s thought the charter would complement our Council’s current status as a so-called Pathfinder authority – one of the first to integrate the government’s green paper on Special Educational Needs.

The islands’ Parent Carer Group have expressed support for the proposal.

The plan was due to have been discussed at Tuesday’s Health and Wellbeing Board, which was cancelled due to poor weather, and will be rescheduled for later in the year.