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Welfare Reform on the Web (December 2006): Services for the disabled - UK

Participation of disabled children and young people in decision making within social services departments: a survey of current and recent activities in England

A. Franklin and P. Sloper

British Journal of Social Work, vol.36, 2006, p.723-741

A survey of all social services departments in England was undertaken in order to identify and investigate current work concerning the participation of disabled children in decision making regarding their own care and in service development. Developing good practice in children’s participation is integral to government policy. Results show that disabled children are being involved in a number of decision-making areas, but participation is not yet embedded or sustained across all social services departments, and the involvement of children at the strategic level is still rare.

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