Influencing for Impact

Written by Council for Disabled ChildrenDate 18 Oct 2011

A guide to influencing policy and politicians for the disabled children's voluntary sector


cdc_influencingguide.jpgThis guide has been written for the disabled children's voluntary sector and seeks to distil learning from some of the sector's most experienced and successful lobbyists and campaigners. It provides the staff and trustees of organisations with an interest in campaigning on issues for disabled children with an overview of the most effective approaches to influencing national policy.

Influencing for Impact gives advice on how to use a wide range of campaigning tools, including amendments to legislation, Early Day Motions and Private Member's Bill. It also provides guidance on working with specific individuals and political groups, such as MPs, Ministers, Select Committees and All Party Parliamentary Groups.

Christine Lenehan, Director of the Council for Disabled Children, said: 'We are delighted to launch Influencing for Impact. This guide will de-mystify the process of  influencing central Government to introduce new rights and resources for disabled children and their families. We are grateful to colleagues from across the sector for sharing their experience of what works.'