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
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.