disabled children

Disabled children and child protection in Scotland

An investigation into the relationship between professional practice, child protection and disability.

In March 2013 the Scottish Government appointed researchers from the University of Edinburgh/NSPCC Child Protection Research Centre and the University of Strathclyde, School of Social Work and Social Policy, to investigate the relationship between disabled children and child protection practice. Through interviews and focus groups, the researchers spoke with 61 professionals working on issues of disabled children and child protection in Scotland.

Disabled youth create their own work opportunities through micro-entrepreneurship

Disabled micro-entrepreneurs are no longer waiting for job opportunities that don’t materialise. This New Zealand based pilot project was carried out as a proof of concept that such learning materials can inspire disabled youth to take charge of their career development. This idea is still at the experimental level. The project will develop these interviews into a core online curriculum for disabled youth to get inspiration from stories of unusual successes. 

Leadership development programme for parents of disabled children

Families share stories of how they overcame obstacles to get the best outcomes for their disabled children. This parent leadership development programme collates and distributes these important experiences so that parents can inspire each other into action and benefit from each other's experiences 24/7.

"We want to help people see things our way": a rights-based analysis of disabled children's experience living with low income

Study that explores disabled children’s experiences of living in low income families. Through interviews and group discussions involving a total of 78 disabled children and young people and 17 parents, the research identifies the difference that income makes to whether disabled children enjoy the rights set out in international law.

Taking a personal approach: a parents guide to personal budgets

Handbook for parents of disabled children and young people receiving personal budgets. It contains information, examples of good practice and links to useful documents.

Protecting disabled children: thematic inspection

Thematic inspection which was commissioned to evaluate the effectiveness of work to protect disabled children and young people at all stages from early support to the identification of and response to child protection concerns.

It examined the actions taken to ensure the protection of disabled children and young people, identifying the key factors which promoted effective protection and the barriers to achieving this.

Disability and universal credit

Briefing that looks at four particular financial changes for disabled children, adults and their families, and considers how they will interact with the broader universal credit changes. Whilst three of the changes are cuts and one is an increase, not all the people affected by the specific losses and gains will lose or gain overall in the way that might be expected. This briefing unpicks some of the complexity.

Health care for disabled children and young people

A review of how the health care needs of disabled children and young people are met by the commissioners and providers of health care in England.