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Your Rights

If you are a disabled young person it is a good idea to know about your rights. This will help you get the most out of life and make sure you have the right support and help


UN Convention on Disability rights

The EHRC has published a guide on the convention (which the UK has signed up to). It outlines disabled people’s rights.

Of particular interest is: Article 30 Participation in cultural life, recreation, leisure and sport.


The Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act came into force on 01 October 2010.
The Act replaces the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), and creates a piece of anti-discrimination legislation across eight ‘protected characteristics’.
Read  more on the Skill factsheet