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Key worker services for disabled children: the views of parents

Greco, V., Sloper, P., Webb, R. and Beecham, J. (2007) Key worker services for disabled children: the views of parents. Children and Society, 21 (3). pp. 162-174. ISSN 0951-0605

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Abstract

This study reports the findings from 68 interviews with parents of disabled children who are users of seven key worker schemes in England and Wales. The interviews which lasted for one hour each, were tape-recorded, transcribed and analysed according to both a priori and emerging themes. The findings from this study have implications for policy and practice, for example, the necessity of protected time for key workers, the necessity of conveying clear information about the key worker's role, the importance of access to training and information for the key worker, the need for key workers to be proactive, and for their involvement in care plan and review meetings.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Social Policy Research Unit (York)
The University of York > Education (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2009 10:57
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2009 10:57
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1099-0860.2006.00039.x
Status: Published
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1099-0860.2006.00039.x
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/5846

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