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Participation of disabled children and young people in decision making within social services departments: A survey of current and recent activities in England

Franklin, Anita and Sloper, Patricia (2006) Participation of disabled children and young people in decision making within social services departments: A survey of current and recent activities in England. British Journal of Social Work. pp. 723-741. ISSN 1468-263X

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Abstract

A survey of all social services departments in England was undertaken in order to identify and investigate current work concerning the participation of disabled children within decision making regarding their own care and in service development. Developing a culture of, and good practice in, children's participation is integral to government policy. Results demonstrate that disabled children are being involved in a range of decision-making areas; however, participation is not yet embedded or sustained across all social services departments, and the involvement of disabled children at a higher strategic level is still rare. The participation of disabled children needs further development including more evidence on which factors can support and promote disabled children's effective participation.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in British Journal of Social Work following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version: Franklin, A. and Sloper, P. (2006) Participation of disabled children and young people in decision making within social services departments: a survey of current and recent activities in England, British Journal of Social Work, 36, 5, 723-41. is available online at: http://bjsw.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/36/5/723
Keywords: disabled children and young people, participation, involvement, Quality Protects
Academic Units: The University of York > Social Policy Research Unit (York)
Depositing User: R Pitman
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2008 16:55
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2013 14:43
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bch306
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/4158

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