A man in a black wheelchair, in front of an audience. He has a microphone in his right hand and his holding up to his mouth. He is speaking to the audience in front of him. He is wearing a white shirt and black trousers, which held up by black braces. He is in full focus and the audience are blurred in the foreground.

Disabled Parents

Thursday 15 October 2020, 8pm - 9pm Postponed

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Next Spring, the government will publish its National Disability Strategy. The Conservative Party pledged to create a strategy in its 2019 Election Manifesto.
We want to make sure that the government hears the voices of disabled people, including those they don’t normally hear from.  Our autumn programme of roundtable events are your opportunity to have your say on a range of issues. We will be collating what you tell us into a submission to government, as well as to influence our work as the UK’s leading national disabled persons’ user-led organisation.
Many disabled parents report struggling to get adequate support and advice to help them parent their children. They describe being treated with suspicion by social services, and fear being accused of child neglect if they seek assistance. Yet many disabled people are parents, and many others may have decided not to have children because they believed they would not be supported to do so.
This roundtable event aims to produce a list of three to five priorities that can help make the lives of disabled parents easier.