What is the prevalence of child disability?

What is the prevalence of child disability? is a research summary outlining the measures of disability used in the Millennium Cohort Study and the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England, and showing how they overlap. It identifies rates of disability at different ages in childhood and the extent to which disability is long-term.

This work is part of broader research, Trajectories and transitions of disabled children and young people, a joint project between the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS), the National Children’s Bureau (NCB), and the NCB’s Council for Disabled Children (CDC) which aims to enhance our understanding of disabled children’s early development and their subsequent educational transitions.