Getting it right for siblings of disabled children

To be completed by: 13:00

Time: Fri 19 Nov 2021 09:30-13:00 | Venue: Online, Zoom

Siblings of disabled children play a unique role within their families and face significant challenges across the lifespan. The needs of this group of children and young people are often overlooked. This important conference will focus on the needs, rights and future aspirations of young siblings.


  • Share best practice in promoting awareness of siblings and the unique challenges they face
  • Discuss the mental health impact of being a sibling during a pandemic
  • Assess how services can provide interventions for siblings as part of an holistic approach
  • Explore the legal rights of siblings
  • Examine how siblings can imagine and plan for their own futures
  • Understand the particular challenges faced by sibling young carers


Confirmed Speakers

Clare Kassa, CEO Sibs

Sir Edward Davey, MP

Steve Broach, Barrister, Essex Chambers

Dr Georgia Pavlopoulou, University College London

Linda Owen, Young Siblings Information Officer, Sibs

Tracey Stewart and Amaya Bañuelos Marco, Edinburgh Young Carers

Linda Partridge, a sister


Who should attend?

  • Young Carers Teams
  • NEET Teams
  • Social Workers and Social Services
  • Families Services Officers
  • Child Protection Teams
  • Local Safeguarding Children Boards
  • Children’s and Youth Services
  • Family and Systemic Psychotherapists
  • Family Intervention Project Workers
  • Family Support and Outreach Teams
  • CAMHS Practitioners
  • Child and Family Health Teams
  • Local, Regional and National Health Services
  • Children’s Health Service Professionals
  • General Practitioners
  • Primary Care Trusts
  • Commissioning and Delivery Teams
  • Disability Practitioners
  • Parental Support Workers
  • Schools
  • School Nurses and Health Visitors
  • Head Teachers, Teachers and SENCOs
  • Educational Psychologists
  • Voluntary sector organisations

More information available at 


Published: 14/10/2021
Audience: A half-day conference for professionals working across the children and young people sector
Contact: Louise Scott

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