Safeguarding children, young people 0-25 with disabilities

Disabled children are recognised as the most vulnerable group in respect of safeguarding their wellbeing. They may have physical, sensory and learning disabilities and difficulties. Severely disabled children often rely on parents and carers to meet most or all of their needs.

They may have limited mobility and may find it hard to make their feelings and wishes known because of communication or language difficulties.

The following guidance is for practitioners working with children, young people and young adults across South Gloucestershire from all agencies.

Children and young people in South Gloucestershire participated in this guidance and shared their views with the Children's Partnership.