Inclusive support for parents with a learning disability

Document type
Briefing
Author(s)
Leaviss, Joanna; Ewins, Wendy; Kitson, Deborah
Publisher
Mencap
Date of publication
1 March 2011
Subject(s)
Disabled people, Families
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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This report describes a project that offered learning disability training to non-health professionals, voluntary workers and support staff involved in supporting parents with a learning disability during the post-natal period and early childhood. This work highlighted the importance of early intervention in improving outcomes for both children and parents. Recommendations included the extension of the training to include professionals involved with supporting parents with a learning disability during the antenatal period.

The main aim of the project was to train health professionals working with parents through pregnancy and into early parenthood to be more effective when assisting parents with a learning disability. The aim of the training was to help them provide accessible, inclusive and appropriate care, support and information. Specifically, the aim of the training package was to make sure that the range of professionals who work with women during pregnancy, and the early days of parenting, understand more fully how to engage with parents with a learning disability so that essential information is accessible to this hard-to-reach group.

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