Children and young people

Information for professionals working with children and young people with a learning disability


This section is aimed at professionals who work with or support children and young people with a learning disability. It outlines the key issues and provides some good practice information about how to support the inclusion of children with a learning disability in your services.

Key issues for children and young people

Children and young people with a learning disability often don't get the same opportunities as other children and young people.

Our work with young people

We pilot projects and services around working with children and young people and share our findings and resources for professionals.

Our work with schools: Inspired Educators

Inspired Educators is Mencap's project which supports head teachers, special educational needs coordinators (SENCOs) and teachers to maximise the impact of teaching assistants.

Legislation and best practice

Information about legislation and advised best practice for working with children and young people.

Working with other organisations

Mencap runs a number of projects which support other organisations to provide inclusive services for children with a learning disability.