New information resources provide early support for disabled children and young people

A brand new range of updated, refreshed and extended information resources have been launched by Early Support. This is a goverment funded approach to improving the services available for children and young people who are disabled. The scheme is based at the National Children’s Bureau, a leading children’s charity.

The information sources available from Early Support describe, discuss and then explore specific disabilities, conditions and difficulties, as well as providing more general information that both young people and their parents and carers have said that they would find useful.

The resources were produced in response to requests from families, professional agencies and voluntary organisations for better standard information about particular conditions or disabilities and more general and reliable background knowledge resources.

Kim Bevan, Director of Early Support, said: ‘Parents, carers, young people and practitioners have told us how much they value having reliable and accurate sources of information – this is what the Early Support information resources provide.

We hope these resources will open the door to increased knowledge about conditions, disabilities, additional needs and the support that could be available for all, from birth to adulthood .

We would like to thank all of our voluntary sector partners for so generously sharing their knowledge and expertise in helping us to produce these resources – the sector have stepped up and provided high quality resources for all’

‘Over the coming months, we will be providing additional versions of all of these resources in web-based versions, with photographs, diagrams and film footage to ensure they are engaging and interactive when accessed online.’

Early Support resources can be accessed at: www.ncb.org.uk/earlysupport. To keep up to date with Early Support, like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/earlysupport