Is your children’s work all inclusive’?

Church-based children’s work with children that have additional (special) needs or disabilities has always been out on the margins: something that has been occasionally provided in response to a specific, direct need. It is rarely viewed as a missional outreach opportunity, and indeed, it is common for there to be some resistance to inclusion, even in churches where there are families with a child with additional needs.

According to Government figures, to 20 per cent of the children and young people in the UK have additional needs of some kind. Many feel excluded, marginalised...

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