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Disabled parents

If you are a parent with a disability, or if you have a disability and are about to become a parent, there is support to help you in your parenting role.

You might have problems moving around that make it hard to pick up your child or push a buggy, or learning disabilities that mean you need help to read letters and understand advice.

Many people find useful advice and emotional support by talking to other parents with disabilities.

Whatever your disability, you have the right to support from your local authority. The first step is to apply to your local social services for an assessment of your needs. You can apply for a needs assessment by social services on the GOV.UK website.

You can find help for disabled parents on the NHS Choices website