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I have a disability

Many young people have some kind of learning, sensory or physical disability. Unfortunately we know that if you have any kind of disability you are more likely to experience bullying or abuse of some kind. That is not ok and it is important that you know how to stay safe. It is also important that you know what to do if you believe you are being abused or if you are worried about it happening.

We worked with Active8, a Cornish charity which aims to empower and motivate young people aged 14-30 years old, who have a physical disability about what feels unsafe and they produced this brilliant video -

Some children and young people need support from friends or trusted adults to make sure they are able to communicate their views and feelings.  Have a look at this information from our recent conference Inclusive Communication - Safeguarding Children and Young People with Disabilities.

Some children and young people need support to move around and carry out day to day tasks including washing, showering or getting dressed. This means that they might have different adults help them with this.  If something does not feel right or you know someone is hurting you or taking advantage of you, say NO and tell someone you trust or contact someone for help

Here are some other sources of advice and guidance about different areas of your life, have a look at the links below: 

Hearing impairments

Physical disabilities

Dyslexia or Learning disability


Council for Disabled Children

Action for Children

Cornwall has  a Local Offer which explains what you are entitled to in order to have opportunities and be included like all other children. You can find out more about it here or watch the film....

For older young people and young adults, here is further advice and blogs about housing, further education, employment, transport, relationships and travel.


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We want to work with children and young people to develop and put in place ways for you to share your views, ensuring that your voices are heard by OSCP and that your perspective and experience is considered through all the activities of the partnership. If you would like more information or are interested in becoming a member of an advisory group or being involved in future one off activities do have a look here or contact us

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