Working outside the box: an evaluation of short breaks and intensive support services to families and disabled young people whose behaviour is severely challenging.
- Document type
- McConkey, Roy
- Action for Children
- Date of publication
- 1 January 2011
- Children and Young People, Disabled people, Families, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
- Social welfare
- Material type
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A summary report bringing together the main findings from an evaluation undertaken of three Action for Children services in Cardiff, Glasgow and Edinburgh. These services provide specialist short breaks and intensive support services to families and young people with developmental disabilities and whose behaviour is severely challenging. This summary report describes the aims of the evaluation and the methodologies used. The conclusions of the report include that parents benefit when their support needs are identified and trusted relationships forged and that merely providing a break is insufficient to help reduce the stresses they experience. Further, it concludes that no clear pathways exist for the transition to adult services and that major improvements are needed in the way adult services are provided for these young people and their families.
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