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Journal article

Opportunity knocks

Author:
WARD Linda
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 18.6.92, 1992, p.23.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Looks at how and why the USA leads the way in ensuring rights for disabled people.

Journal article

The decision to go: disabled children at residential schools and the role of social services departments

Authors:
ABBOTT David, MORRIS Jenny, WARD Linda
Journal article citation:
Practice: Social Work in Action, 14(1), 2002, pp.5-16.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis

Sending a disabled child to a specialist residential school may mean that live for much of the year at a school a long way from home. This article explores the views of social services staff on residential schools and the issues the face around how best to work with families who are thinking about a residential school for their child.

Journal article

The best days of their lives?

Authors:
ABBOTT David, MORRIS Jenny, WARD Linda
Journal article citation:
Community Living, 15(3), 2002, pp.20-21.
Publisher:
Hexagon Publishing

Many disabled children sent away to residential school have mixed feelings about their experiences. Reports on the findings of a recent study by the Norah Fry Research Centre.

Journal article

The best place to be? Residential school placements for disabled children

Authors:
ABBOTT David, WARD Linda, MORRIS Jenny
Journal article citation:
Children Now, 13, Summer 2002, pp.7-8.
Publisher:
Haymarket

Reports on recent research from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation which examined residential school placements for disabled children. Focuses on the experiences of the children, parents attitudes, and whether placements are monitored by local authorities.

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Is boarding the only option?

Authors:
WARD Linda, ABBOTT David, MORRIS Jenny
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 13.12.01, 2001, pp.38-39.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The Norah Fry Research Institute recently carried out research into the experiences of disabled children who attend residential schools. Describes their findings and messages for social services and education professionals.

Journal article

Supporting disabled children and their families

Author:
WARD Linda
Journal article citation:
Children and Society, 13(5), November 1999, pp.394-400.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

Presents an overview of recent research projects addressing the needs of disabled children and their families.

Journal article

Family breaks overlooked in new strategy

Author:
WARD Linda
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 25.3.99, 1999, p.13.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Argues that the government was wrong to ignore family-based breaks in its carers strategy.

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