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Welfare Reform on the Web (December 2003): Services for the Disabled - UK

BREAKING NEWS

P. Heslop

Community Care, Nov. 13th-19th, 2003 p36

Research has shown the importance of consulting and listening to disabled youngsters' wishes regarding respite care breaks as well as considering the needs for their families

YOUNG DISABLED PEOPLE AND THE "NEW ARRANGEMENTS" FOR LEAVING CARE IN ENGLAND AND WALES

M. Priestly, P. Rabiee and J. Harris

Children and Youth Services Review, vol. 25, 2003, p.863-890

Disabled children and young people are over-represented amongst those "looked after" by local authorities in Britain. Paper considers the leaving care experiences of young people with physical, sensory and cognitive impairments. Reviews the policy context surrounding disabled care leavers, and illustrates this account with data from a recent qualitative study. Aims to show how a disability studies perspective raises questions about the implementation of new arrangements arising from the Children (Leaving Care) Act 2000.

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