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Effect of the covid-19 outbreak on disabled children and families

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1728: tabled on 13 April 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 51 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is deeply alarmed at the disproportionate effect of the covid-19 pandemic on disabled children, young people and their families; notes the concerning statistics from the Disabled Children’s Partnerships’ The Longest Lockdown report, which found that 70 per cent of disabled children could not access, or experienced delays in receiving, life-changing therapies and routine health appointments that they had before the pandemic; is concerned that the same report found that half of disabled children have seen their conditions worsen during the pandemic; further notes the mental health impacts of the pandemic on disabled children and their families, shown through that report which found that 90 per cent of disabled children are severally socially isolated and that almost nine out of 10 parents reported some level of anxiety and almost half had probable depression; welcomes the call from the Disabled Children’s Partnership for a holistic, cross-departmental covid-19 recovery plan that provides support for burnt-out families suffering from poor mental health and social isolation, and makes up for the absence of therapies which has impacted on their physical development and opportunities to develop vital life skills; and calls on the Government to enact that plan.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Coventry South
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Poplar and Limehouse
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Blake, Olivia
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Sheffield, Hallam
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Jarrow
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Gateshead
Whittome, Nadia
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Nottingham East
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Streatham
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Norwich South
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 13 April 2021
Leicester East
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Liverpool, West Derby
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Wansbeck
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Brentford and Isleworth
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Eltham
Eagle, Maria
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Garston and Halewood
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
West Lancashire
McCabe, Steve
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Hardy, Emma
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Butler, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Brent Central
Eagle, Dame Angela
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Wallasey
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Dulwich and West Norwood
Elliott, Julie
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Sunderland Central
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Leeds East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Owen, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Luton North
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Birkenhead
Ali, Tahir
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Birmingham, Hall Green
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Cynon Valley
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2021
Easington
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 April 2021
Strangford
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 April 2021
Oxford West and Abingdon
Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 14 April 2021
Stockport
Davey, Ed
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 April 2021
Kingston and Surbiton
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 15 April 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 April 2021
Belfast South
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 April 2021
Twickenham
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 April 2021
Bath
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 15 April 2021
Bedford
Timms, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 15 April 2021
East Ham
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 April 2021
St Albans
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 15 April 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 April 2021
Glasgow North West
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2021
Denton and Reddish
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 April 2021
Glasgow South West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.