disabled people

Supporting disabled parents: a family or a fragmented approach?

Report examining the experiences of disabled parents and their families and assessing how well local council policies, services and practices are providing appropriate support in line with their responsibilities under existing government policy and legislation.

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and optional protocol

The Convention is made up of 50 articles which are given in full. The Convention clarifies and qualifies how all categories of rights apply to persons with disabilities and identifies areas where adaptations have to be made for persons with disabilities to effectively exercise their rights and areas where their rights have been violated, and where protection of rights must be reinforced.

A working life for all disabled people: the supported employment framework for Scotland - main report

This framework focuses on how Scottish Government policies can help support disabled people into sustainable work in mainstream employment.

It recognises that successful implementation must be underpinned by effective partnership working both at a national and local level. Consistency of delivery model, service standards, workforce training and sustainable funding are also crucial to its success.

The framework acknowledges the wider employability context and recognises the UK programmes that are already funded by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Aiming high for disabled children (AHDC) - transition

The Aiming High for Disabled Children programme is seeking to improve the transition process for young disabled people moving to adult life. This resource contains information, advice and guidance for practitioners at all levels seeking to improve transition support for disabled young people and their families.

Citizen Leadership Programme

A series of 12 videos commissioned by SCLD (Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability), EDG (Edinburgh Development Group) , Heartfelt, ARC (Association for Real Change) Scotland on the subject of Citizen Leadership. Each video features a service user or carer talking about their experiences.

Introduction to law

This learning object is suitable especially for an opening module, as it provides an orientation into the subject and will stimulate debate on tricky legal and ethical issues. Introduction to Law sets out to make users aware of: the importance and relevance of Law; how interesting Law can be; the many ways that Law impacts upon our lives and work; the importance of Law to social work practice; and the connections between Law and social work values. 'Why Study Law' asks you to reflect upon how you see the Law through a 10 question quiz.