Disabled Children: Challenging Social Exclusion / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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There is ample evidence that disabled children are less valued members of society than able-bodied children. Child welfare practitioners are increasingly looking at not only the child's impairment and suffering but also the child's needs in a wider contextto be included as an equal member of society. Laura Middleton's book aims to provide sound guidance for social workers, community carers, teachers and health visitors, and her book gives them a better understanding of the disabled child's experiences and needs. She covers such key themes as discrimination, bullying, appeasement, abuse, communication issues, family support, and children's rights. Methods for generating a better, more effective service for the child are fully explained and illustrated.
|Series:||Working Together for Children, Young People Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.28(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Laura Middleton works for the Commission for Social Care Inspectorate and is a Visiting Fellow at the University of East Anglia.
Table of Contents
1. Children's Voices; Hopes, Wishes and Dreams.
"It chips away at you inside': the experience of bullying.
Failure to Protect.
Growing up in care: Alice's story.
Choices and rights.
Images of disability.
Discussion: a disability rights issue?.
Summary and conclusion..
2. Building Disadvantage.
The political lead..
Section I: Abnormalisation - the creation of special need.
Health care services.
The independent/statutory divide..
Section II: Explanations for the exclusion of disabled children.
The survival of the fittest.
3. Conceptual Frameworks.
The NVQ model.
The 3-D Jigsaw..
4. The Professional and Personal Challenge.
Attitudes and values.
Working with disabled children.
Changing professional behaviour.
Good practitioners/good practice.
5. Organisational Change.
Section I: Valued-based organisations.
Consulting service users.
Section II: The seamless service.
Community care: health and social services.
Towards inclusive education.
6. Disabled Children: Excluded Citizens?.
Disabled children and citizenship.
Strategies for change.
the research relationship.
The role of disabled adults.
Appendix 1. Research Studies Cited in the text.
Appendix 2. Letter to the Social Exclusion Unit.
Appendix 3. The Process of Assessment.