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Impact evaluation of the Disabled Children’s Access to Childcare Pilot (DCATCH)

This report covers the main findings from a quantitative study designed to evaluate the impact of the Disabled Children’s Access to Childcare (DCATCH) pilot scheme on the provision of childcare for disabled children. The DCATCH pilot was part of the wider Aiming High for Disabled Children initiative (2007). The focus of the pilot was to improve the range and quality of childcare in each area, and encourage disabled children and their families to play an active role in shaping local childcare services. The pilots primarily involved identifying and testing ways of improving access to childcare for disabled children and young people. The evaluation was commissioned and funded by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (now Department for Education).