Stigma and discrimination

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Key statistics

Challenging the stigma around benefits take up, 2014 [PDF]

Based on more than 3,500 responses to our Counting the Costs campaign, this research looks at whether the negative narrative about benefit claimants is putting some families off financial support that their child is entitled to.

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Falling through the net – a report on illegal exclusions in England and Wales, 2013 [PDF]

Based on our experience of working alongside families with disabled children, we know that illegal exclusions are common. We wanted to find out how often they happen and what the impact is on family life. This report provides a summary of survey findings based on the experiences of 404 parent carers.

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Bullying of children with disabilities and special educational needs in schools, 2011 [PDF]

This paper is part of a suite of briefings for school leaders, teachers and policy makers emerging from the current work of the Anti-Bullying Alliance in conjunction with Contact a Family’s research.

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