Research and analysis

Disabled children's access to childcare (DCATCH): process evaluation of participation and workforce development activity in the DCATCH pilots

Report presenting the findings of the DCATCH process evaluation.



In May 2007 the government launched the review ‘Aiming High for Disabled Children (AHDC): Better support for families’ with the intention of improving service provision for disabled children and their families, and to enhance equality and opportunity for them. AHDC stressed the importance of appropriate childcare for disabled children and young people, and acknowledged the lack of adequate provision to meet that need.

The National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) was commissioned in May 2009 to evaluate the DCATCH pilot in collaboration with the School of Health and Social Studies (SHSS) at the University of Warwick and the Norah Fry Research Centre (NFRC) at the University of Bristol.

Published 29 July 2010