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Disabled Children and Young People
Disabled children and young people

In this chapter, our focus rests with the major concerns of the book – assessment, family support, child maltreatment, looked after children and leaving care – as they relate to disabled children and young people (hereafter shortened to children unless specifically addressing the older age group). Although coverage here will often stress the common experiences of disabled children and families, it is important to remember that they comprise a heterogeneous group in terms of the nature, extent and sometimes combination of impairments, and the impact of social divisions based on class, gender or ethnicity

Terminology and Models of Disability

The discursive domain of disability is a controversial and contested one. It is customary to talk in terms of ...

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