Families with children who are disabled or have special educational needs are not getting the right information on childcare, according to a report. In many areas, mothers and fathers are in the dark on how to access specialist care for their children, the report said. The Family and Childcare Trust’s report found that just one in five (20%) councils explain the duty of childcare providers to make “reasonable adjustments” for children with disabilities. Ellen Broome, deputy chief executive at the Family and Childcare Trust, said: “Our report shows that while some local authorities are providing parents with excellent information, very few provide the comprehensive information and advice parents need.” Every authority must have a “local offer”, the report says, which includes giving parents clear, up-to-date information about support and services and how to access them. This includes free early education and childcare. They must take into account disabled children and those with special

Source: Families with disabled children ‘struggling to find childcare information’ | DisabledGo News and Blog

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