Targets needed to tackle inequalities

The government should set explicit targets to tackle inequality
between disabled and non-disabled children or risk an increase in
the levels of family breakdown, the Disability Rights Commission
warned last week.

The DRC also said there had been a failure to address an increasing
lack of appropriate and flexible support services.

“The presence of targets in the children’s green paper for race and
gender but their absence for disabled children is simply not
consistent with the government’s stated aim of making every child
matter,” said DRC chairperson Bert Massie.

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