Titel: Disabled Children and the Law: Research and Good Practice
Autor/en: Janet Read, Luke Clements, David Ruebain
JESSICA KINGSLEY PUBL INC
April 2006 - kartoniert - 304 Seiten
Now in its completely updated second edition, this accessible guide to the laws affecting disabled children and adolescents will enable professionals and families to understand the legislation and apply it confidently and creatively to improve the quality of life of children with disabilities. The authors take an anti-discriminatory and inclusive approach that involves parents and children in decision-making and advocacy. They draw on research on the needs of disabled children, young adults and their families to indicate how the law can be used to promote good practice and policy development. They also explain the overlapping legal responsibilities of social services, health and education, and how to facilitate co-ordinated practice. Divided into two parts, the book complements the legal information in the first part with an extensive research section in the second part. Disabled Children and the Law is an essential reference for practitioners, policy makers, students and families.
1. Introduction. Part I: Research, the Law and Good Practice.
2. Human Rights, Ethics and Values.
3. Research and Good Practice.
4. The Law and Frequently Encountered Legal Obstacles.
5. The Early Years.
6. The School Years.
7. Becoming an Adult.
8. Children Who Live Away from Home. Part II: Resource Materials.
Appendix 1. Complaints Materials.
Appendix 2. Social Services Materials.
Appendix 3. Disability Facilities Grants Materials.
Appendix 4. Precedent Letters. References. Subject Index. Author Index. Index of Legislation and Guidance.
Janet Read is a Reader in the School of Health and Social Studies at the University of Warwick. She teaches social work and medical students and is a trainer and consultant in the public and voluntary sectors. Janet has written widely on services for disabled children, adults and their families. Luke Clements is a solicitor and Reader in the School of Law, Cardiff University. He has extensive legal experience of representing disabled children, adults and their families, has published widely on community care and the rights of disabled people, and undertakes training in the public and voluntary sectors. David Ruebain is a partner at Levenes Solicitors. He is Chair of the Law Society's Disability and Mental Health Committee and has received an award from RADAR (Royal Association for Disability and Rehabililitation) for his work for the rights of disabled people and those with special needs.
"'This is a first-rate book which sets out to review the main statutes, guidance, research and good practice that relate to disabled children...essential reading for people who work with disabled children and their families, social policy and law students, as well as an invaluable source of information for families and disabled young people.' - Community Care 'packed with information...an asset to anyone affected by disability or working with clients affected by disability.' - British Journal of Developmental Disabilities"