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Council for Disabled Children - legal handbook
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. They 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.
The CDC has published a document called “Disabled Children: A legal Handbook 3rd Edition”.
This is an authoritative yet accessible guide to the legal rights of disabled children and their families in England. The authors expertly navigate the many, often overlapping, sources of law, explaining the difference between what public bodies must do to support disabled children and that which they may do.
The handbook aims to empower disabled children and their families through a greater understanding of their rights and entitlements. It is essential reading for the families of disabled children, their advocates and lawyers, voluntary and statutory sector advisers, commissioners, managers and lawyers working for public authorities, education, social and health care professionals, students and academics.