About the project

A new project has just got underway to co-produce an England civil society shadow report and we want you to be involved 

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The next public examination of the government under the Convention of the Rights of Disabled People (CRDP) is coming up. An important part of the examination process is for Deaf and Disabled people and our organisations to send evidence to the UN Disability Committee of what has happened in the UK since the last examination. We do this through a shadow report (also sometimes known as a parallel report). 

From October 2021 until March 2022 a range of activities will be taking place across the country so that Deaf and Disabled people can get involved in the shadow reporting process. Find out how you can get involved below. 

This work is being led by a partnership of Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations. Inclusion London is leading the initiative but the networks involved stretch across all regions of England. These include the Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance, the DPO Forum, Disability Rights UK Our Voices and Disabled People Against Cuts. the University of York’s Centre for Applied Human Rights and the London School of Economics will also be represented on the Steering Group overseeing the work. 

On a UK wide level, we will work closely with partner DDPOs in the devolved administrations commissioned by their respective human rights watchdogs to produce shadow reports for their nations.

England activities and milestones 

20 October 2021 

Event to launch our call for evidence to feed into the development of the shadow report 

20 October – 22 November 2021 

Events held by DDPO partners across England to increase understanding of the shadow reporting process and consult on priority issues to include in the shadow report 

22 November 2021 

Launch of quick accessible online survey to further refine prioritisation of issues 

14 January 2022 

First draft of shadow report to be completed 

11 February 2022 

Report finalised and shared among those who gave evidence for sign up

March 2022 

Formally launch and promote the shadow report 

How you can get involved 

Sign up here for alerts to stay in touch with shadow report news.

Watch and share our launch event. The event will be streamed live across social media platforms including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

Sign up to join one of the DDPO events and take part in discussions to feed into the shadow report. Click here for a full list of scheduled events.

Respond to our call for evidence with information about the issues you think should be included in the report. Click here for more information about how to do this.

Later in the project there will be a quick and accessible online survey to take part in to rate the issues you think are most important to focus on in the shadow report.

Add your name/the name of your organisation in support of the final shadow report

Watch and share the final report launch. This will happen at some time in March 2022.