Evaluation of the pilot programme of the integrated children's system: the disability study

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Mitchell, Wendy; Sloper, Tricia
Date of publication
1 February 2008
Disabled people
Social welfare
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This report presents findings regarding Integrated Children's System (ICS) implementation as experienced by parents of disabled children and their social workers in four diverse pilot authorities. Important issues were discussed in relation to knowledge of ICS, its aims and objectives, practical experiences of using ICS technology and its operating systems, the collection and recording of information on ICS exemplars and finally, its impact on and wider implications for social work practice and parent assessment/review experiences. Results indicated that a number of issues were clearly disability specific; however, it was also apparent that many had general applicability and relevance to social workers working in different areas of children's services, such as LAC and those ‘at risk’ of child abuse.

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