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The earlier the better

Author:
FLOOD Sally
Journal article citation:
Children Now, 18.05.05, 2005, pp.22-23.
Publisher:
Haymarket

The range and number of agencies involved with disabled children can be confusing. Looks at the Early Support Programme which supports local education, health and social services departments to deliver integrated services to children under three with disabilities. Early Support is funded by the Sure Start Unit, with support from the health and education departments.

Book

Is anyone listening?: childhood disability and public services in Northern Ireland; technical report

Authors:
MILNER S., et al
Publisher:
Barnardo's
Publication year:
2002
Pagination:
95p.
Place of publication:
Belfast

The aim of this project was to provide an extensive profile of disabled children and their families in Northern Ireland through the analysis of the nature of disability, family circumstances and socio-demographic characteristics, and the provision of services in a number of social policy areas (health and social services, education, housing) using data-sets from the PPRU Surveys of Disability. The project included the views of disabled children in Northern Ireland regarding key issues in these areas.

Book

After the act: implementing the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000

Author:
BROAD Bob
Publisher:
De Montfort University. Children and Families Research Unit
Publication year:
2003
Pagination:
53p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Leicester

The Act, alongside other linked initiatives, represents a welcome and much needed step forward in helping young people leaving care to improve their life chances. It has had many noteworthy gains and achievements but there remains considerable variation across and between local authorities in the extent to which the Act is being implemented and funded. Positive changes can be seen in areas of assessment and planning, education and training, accommodation and finances. However continuing problems, especially in areas of resources, health, a very low priority, and service strategies for young people with a disability, were also highlighted by the research.

Journal article

Making a difference

Author:
GEORGE Mike
Journal article citation:
Care and Health Magazine, 55, 2004, pp.16-18.
Publisher:
Care and Health

Reports on new research from the Norah Fry Centre, 'Making a difference', which highlights the key role of multi-agency working in addressing the complex healthcare needs of disabled children. In the study a total of 115 professionals, 25 families, and 18 children or young people were interviewed.

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Time for an early start

Author:
SALE Anabel Unity
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 12.06.03, 2003, pp.32-33.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

For too long services for very young disabled children have suffered from dislocation between health, social services and education. But now the government is looking to improve early intervention by harnessing the efforts of health, education, social services and the voluntary sector.

Journal article

Once and for all

Author:
HOPKINS Graham
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 21.2.02, 2002, p.40.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Reports on a pilot project based in Leicester on service co-ordination for children with complex needs.

Book

Disabled children and residential schools: a study of local authority policy and practice

Author:
ABBOTT David
Publisher:
University of Bristol. Norah Fry Research Centre
Publication year:
2000
Pagination:
66p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Bristol

Report presenting the findings of the first stage of a research project on disabled children and residential schools. The overall study is looking at the effectiveness of current legislation and guidance in protecting and promoting the interests of disabled children who attend residential schools and is also examining: the circumstances in which disabled children are placed in residential schools; the extent to which disabled children are involved in the decision to place them at boarding school; and how disabled children's relationships with their families are affected by going to residential school and what schools and local authorities do to nurture these relationships. This report focuses in particular on the policies and practices of a sample of twenty one education and social services departments

Journal article

A better working relationship

Author:
RUSSELL Philippa
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 26.9.91, 1991, pp.vii-viii.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The Children Act paves the way for clearer communication between families with special needs and service providers. Will education and social services be able to work together to provide an integrated service?

Book

OUTSET survey of disability in the London Borough of Greenwich

Authors:
HUMM Jayne, HAMMOND Judith, MONTGOMERY Scott
Publisher:
Outset
Publication year:
1989
Pagination:
89p., tables.
Place of publication:
London

The demography of disability in Greenwich, housing and everyday living.

Journal article

Positive intervention: an outline of some of the legal obligations of public authorities: the provision of personal social services to children and families

Author:
WALKER Susannah
Journal article citation:
Representing Children, 15(1), 2002, pp.21-39.
Publisher:
National Youth Advocacy Service

Looks at the current legal provisions in place which provide a basis for positive intervention to promote family life and enable children to remain with their families of origin. Discusses financial support; practical support; support for education and support from the health service.

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