Inclusive Social Protection Systems for Children with Disabilities

Social Protection Regional Issue Brief


In Europe and Central Asia, parents continue to be encouraged to place children with developmental delays or disabilities in state institutions. Ensuring that children with disabilities stay with their families, are able to reach their full potential and are included in society requires a holistic suite of supports. Inclusive, well-coordinated and accessible social protection systems are crucial for addressing poverty and the social vulnerabilities that children with disabilities face. This brief summarises a mapping of different social protection programmes, specifically cash transfers, social health protection, and assistive technology available for children with disabilities in the ECA region.

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