Supporting disabled adults in their parenting role

WATES Michele
Joseph Rowntree Foundation,|York Publishing Services
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The Social Services inspectorate report "A jigsaw of services" made the point that the parenting support needs of disabled adults frequently fall between adult community care provision and children's services. Michele Wates carried out a survey to find out whether social services departments have policies/protocols in relation to providing services to parents with physical and sensory impairments and/or learning difficulties and, if so, how effective these are likely to be in meeting the needs of families. An analysis of the responses from 125 social services departments and of 31 policies/protocols provides the basis for these findings.

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parental role, parents, physical disabilities, sensory impairments, parents with learning disabilities, learning disabilities;
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1 84263 041 5

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