Why do you use the terminology ‘disabled children’?

We recognise the complexities and ongoing debate surrounding terminology regarding disability. As an international organisation primarily working outside the UK we recognise person-first terminology (children with disabilities) is preferred by our Partners in Africa and accepted internationally in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). However, as an organisation based in the UK we have chosen to support and advance the UK Disability movement and their stated preference of using the terms ‘disabled persons’ or ‘disabled child’ in recognition of the social model’s primary tenet that an individual is disabled by societal barriers.

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