Secret Life of Us

We are proud to chair the Disabled Children's Partnership (DCP), a growing coalition of more than 50 charities.

Together we work closely with parent carers to campaign for improved health and social care for disabled children, young people and their families in England.

Join our Secret Life of US campaign

We know that 43 per cent of the British public don't know anyone who is disabled. 97 per cent of parents with a disabled children do not believe the public understands the challenges they face every day.

Our campaign, the Secret Life of Us, aims to change this. 

Watch our film on Toby's and Millie's Secret Life.

Read about the Secret Life of Rishi.

By doing this, we hope to open the eyes of the public to the difficulties faced by families on a day-to-day basis, removing the barriers to people being able to relate to the lives of disabled children.

Through this, we can create greater understanding, affinity and empathy for affected families.

Because without awareness and understanding, we cannot achieve real change.

But, with increased awareness and public support we can make a real difference.

Who's in the DCP?

Members Steering Group

  • Action for Children
  • Contact (Chair)
  • Royal Mencap Society (Secretariat)
  • National Autistic Society
  • National Children's Bureau
  • Sense 
  • Scope
  • The Children's Trust
  • The Family Fund
  • Together for Short Lives
  • Well Child

Supporters include:

  • Carers UK
  • Carers Trust
  • CLIC Sargent
  • Whizz Kids

For the full list, visit the Disabled Children's Partnership website.