One in three parents of disabled children received no holiday childcare during summer 2011. Over the last year both KIDS and Mencap have received numerous calls from parents who couldn’t find or afford suitable childcare for their disabled children.
KIDS and Mencap decided to conduct a survey to find out to what extent this was a common problem for families. The survey received responses from 1192 parents, which were used to compile a report.
Key survey findings
- One in 10 disabled children were refused a place in childcare provision in summer 2011.
- One in three parents of disabled children received no childcare over the summer holidays.
- One in five families pay more than twice as much for their childcare than the national average.
- Two in three families found it difficult or very difficult to find appropriate childcare for their disabled child.
Download the full report: Are cuts to local authority budgets denying families the right to childcare?
KIDS is a national charity providing a wide range of services for disabled children, young people and their families. Visit the KIDS website to find out more about the report.
Information about accessing childcare services.