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Data matters for disabled children, young people and their families

The Chair of the British Academy of Childhood Disability explains how data is making a difference in ensuring disabled children, young people and their families get the services they need:

The Children and Young People’s Health Services dataset, otherwise known as the CYPHS, is helping to revolutionise the quality of data local areas have available to design and plan services fit for purpose that are efficient and effective.

Consistency in identifying need is essential.

Mary Busk, a parent carer from the National Network of Parent Carer Forums (NNPCF) agrees on the difference that data makes, highlighting that data really matters to parent carers and families and can help ensure services meet the needs of children and families.

Read the full blog on our mental health pages.

Dr Karen Horridge is a Paediatrician (Disability) in Sunderland and the Chair of the British Academy of Childhood Disability.

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