Join our Community of Practice – Children with Disabilities

We are convening a Community of Practice to exchange knowledge on how child helplines can best support children with disabilities, with a specific focus on the current context of COVID-19.

Children with disabilities are at particular risk of violence, compared to the general population. They face a higher risk of discrimination and exclusion in society, and children with a psychiatric or intellectual disability are almost five times more likely to be victims of sexual violence than children who do not have disabilities. As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the vulnerability of children with disabilities has increased, for example due to an increased risk to health, exclusion from education, less access to key health resources and lack of accessible information.

Please read more in the guide below:

Participant’s Guide ComPrac CwD

Participant’s Guide ComPrac CwD LARGE TEXT

Audio of Participant’s Guide:


This project is funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (REC 2014-2020). The content of this article represents only the views of the author and is his/her sole responsibility. The European Commission does not accept any responsibility for use that may be made of the information it contains.