ISBN-10:
0632050551
ISBN-13:
9780632050550
Pub. Date:
06/09/1999
Publisher:
Wiley
Disabled Children: Challenging Social Exclusion / Edition 1

Disabled Children: Challenging Social Exclusion / Edition 1

by Laua Middleton, Olive Stevenson

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Overview

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 context—to 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780632050550
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/09/1999
Series: Working Together for Children, Young People Series
Pages: 180
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

Foreword.

Preface..

1. Children's Voices; Hopes, Wishes and Dreams.

Families.

Making Friends.

"It chips away at you inside': the experience of bullying.

Adult Abusers.

Failure to Protect.

Growing up in care: Alice's story.

Education.

Choices and rights.

Medical Interventions.

Images of disability.

Messages.

Discussion: a disability rights issue?.

Ways forward.

Summary and conclusion..

2. Building Disadvantage.

Introduction.

The political lead..

Section I: Abnormalisation - the creation of special need.

Health care services.

Education.

Welfare services.

The independent/statutory divide..

Section II: Explanations for the exclusion of disabled children.

The survival of the fittest.

Conclusion..

3. Conceptual Frameworks.

The SEAwall.

The NVQ model.

The 3-D Jigsaw..

4. The Professional and Personal Challenge.

Introduction.

Attitudes and values.

Working with disabled children.

Changing professional behaviour.

Good practitioners/good practice.

Conclusion..

5. Organisational Change.

Introduction..

Section I: Valued-based organisations.

Consulting service users.

Valuing staff..

Section II: The seamless service.

Community care: health and social services.

working together.

Towards inclusive education.

Conclusion..

6. Disabled Children: Excluded Citizens?.

Introduction.

Disabled children and citizenship.

Strategies for change.

the research relationship.

The role of disabled adults.

Conclusion.

Appendix 1. Research Studies Cited in the text.

Appendix 2. Letter to the Social Exclusion Unit.

Appendix 3. The Process of Assessment.

References.

Index.

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