This research report considers the strategies adopted by two Children’s Fund partnerships for preventative work with disabled children.

The evaluation adopted a Theory of Change approach intended to make links between the activities put in place, the rationales for these and the short, medium and long-term outcomes achieved. The strategies and their implementation are considered in the context of the attitudinal, physical and material barriers faced by disabled children and their families.

The aim of looking at strategies in two partnerships was to compare the approaches adopted, what these were able to achieve, and the implications of any differences between these. This was intended to contribute learning about the design of programmes of work capable of addressing the social exclusion experienced by disabled children and their families.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Context and Key Issues
  • Objectives and Services
  • Impact
  • Reviewing the Strategy
  • Recommendations and Ways Forward
  • References