Treatment of Children and Parents with Disabilities

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) has published a report on the UK’s compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Recommendations include: strengthen measures to prevent bullying, hate speech and hate crime against children with disabilities; ensure appropriate support for parents with disabilities to fulfil their role as parents and make sure their disability is not used as a reason to remove their child from the home; establish measures to ensure equal access to justice and to safeguard disabled people from abuse, ill-treatment, sexual violence and/or exploitation.

Further information: CRPD: concluding observations on the initial report of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Source: Children and Young People Now