Improving the wellbeing of disabled children and young people through improving access to positive and inclusive activities

This review looks at the evidence base for improving the wellbeing of disabled children and young people through improving access to positive and inclusive activities. It assess where gaps in the evidence base occur and suggests where future research and development may need to take place.

The review is framed using the following questions; what evidence is there of practice in children’s centres, extended schools and youth services that fully includes disabled children and young people?; what do disabled children and young people think about the positive activities on offer in their area, and how can their awareness of activities on offer be increased?; what support is needed for children and young people to access inclusive activities?; what evidence is there that improving access to positive activities improves the of disabled children and young people?

The research was conducted by the Social Policy Research Unit, University of York and descriptions of methods, definitions and sources used can be found in the appendices.

Author: 
Bryony Beresford
Author: 
Sue Clarke
Publisher: 
Centre for Excellence and Outcomes in Children and Young People's Services
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