30/03/21 – The Impact of the Pandemic on Children with Disabilities

Speakers: Trudi Beswick, Caudwell Children; Dr Kristy Howells, Canterbury Christ Church University; Stephen Kingdom, Disabled Children’s Partnership

30 March 2021

All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood

‘The Impact of the Pandemic on Children with Disabilities’

Chair: Steve McCabe MP


  • Trudi Beswick, CEO, Caudwell Children
  • Dr Kristy Howells, Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Stephen Kingdom, Campaign Manager, Disabled Children’s Partnership

As this was a Zoom meeting we are able to share a recording instead of the usual meeting notes.

You can request access to the recording by email and download a transcript of the chatstream here.

Order and Timings:

00:00 Steve McCabe MP – Chair’s introduction

02:46 Trudi Beswick

11:56 Kristy Howells

20:46 Stephen Kingdom

28:43 Questions and Discussion

You should also be able to read and follow the chat flow which has further questions and responses.

The following links were posted in the chat and are summarised here:

From Emily Ingle, a parenting guide for parents of children with disabilities.


From Dr Eunice Lumsden, University of Northampton, a link to the recently produced “Best Start for Life” report


From Kam Kaur of Parenting Apart, a link to their website


From Stephen Kingdom, three links to research he mentioned in his talk. The second one includes information about the Covid recovery plan: