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Friday 01 November 2013

Research by Catherine Slater on behalf of the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) and County Sports Partnership Network

Summary

A guide for County Sports Partnerships to support their engagement with disabled people.

Abstract

This guide has been developed by the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) in partnership with the County Sports Partnership Network (CSPN) to support County Sports Partnership (CSP) employees to strengthen public sector engagement with disabled people. It provides both a guide for organisations to improve the engagement process as well as demonstrate examples of good practice from which lessons can be learned or replicated. While the guide’s title refers to engaging disabled people, successful engagement needs to also involve disabled people themselves, their families, guardians, carers and assistants of disabled people, people who work for disabled people’s organisations in a paid or voluntary capacity, public advocates, academics and others with an active interest in disability issues. The resource was developed with the support of interested parties including disabled people, family members of disabled people and organisations that support disabled people. Many of these partners have many years of experience working and supporting disabled people.

Citation

This resource has been written by Catherine Slater on behalf of the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) and County Sports Partnership Network. Resource created in November 2013.