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Book

Think parent: supporting disabled adults as parents

Authors:
OLSEN Richard, TYERS Helen
Publisher:
National Family and Parenting Institute
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
95p.
Place of publication:
London

The key messages of the report include: supportive practice with disabled parents will often involve working closely with professionals in other agencies; disabled parents want support that is timely, appropriate, and flexible and which fits in with, rather than undermines, family life; disabled parents are a diverse group, not only in terms of their impairments and family situation, but in terms of the way they see professionals as helping them. A one-size-fits-all approach to supporting disabled parents will not address this diversity. Good practice may involve large and complex packages of support, but may also include low-cost imaginative solutions to particular problems. Support should be needs-led; disabled parents' perceptions of any difficulties, and their preferred way of solving them, should be at the centre of the relationship between professionals and parents. Support should be flexible enough to respond quickly to the predictable and unpredictable changes in family circumstances as children grow up. The report includes sections on: ·the legislative and policy context; what disabled parents have to say about good practice; what research from a social model of disability perspective has to say about good practice with disabled parents; and strategic issues in the development of policies regarding supporting disabled parents. It also has a section on examples of improving practice, which covers a wide spectrum of social work tasks including referral, assessment service provision and review. It ends with information about a number of other organisations that may be able to provide information, advice and support to disabled parents.

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A practitioner's guide to carers' assessments under the Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
28p.
Place of publication:
London

A carers' assessment under the Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000 is carried out at the request of the carer in order: to determine whether the carer is eligible for support; to determine the support needs of the carer (ie what will help the carer in their caring role; and help them to maintain their own health and well -being). To see if those needs can be met by social or other services Carers have a right to an assessment of their needs even where the person cared for has refused an assessment for, or the provision of community care services, provided the person cared for would be eligible for community care services.

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Research into practice

Author:
DARTFORD Colette
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 24.07.03, 2003, p.45.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Although much research and practice is concerned with identifying and preventing child abuse, relatively little is known about the abuse of disabled children. This is despite evidence that disabled children are three to four times more likely to be abused than non-disabled children.

Book

Disabled children and the law: research and good practice

Authors:
READ Janet, CLEMENTS Luke
Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
303p.,list of orgs.
Place of publication:
London

Draws on research on the needs of disabled children, young adults and their families, and indicates how the law can be used to promote good practice and policy development. Explains the overlapping legal responsibilities of social services, health and education, and how to facilitate coordinated practice. Emphasises the importance of an anti-discriminatory approach and of involving parents and children in decision making and advocacy. Includes extensive appendices of resource materials.

Book

Good practice in risk assessment and risk management

Editors:
KEMSHALL Hazel, PRITCHARD Jacki
Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
210p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Includes chapters on: risking legal repercussions; risk assessment in child protection; children with disabilities; a framework of risk assessment and management for older people; social work with disabled people; risk management and people with mental health problems; risk and substance abuse; offender risk and probation practice; sex offender risk assessment; and the risk of violence to staff.

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