Article 7 - Children with disabilities. 1.
States Parties shall take all necessary measures to ensure the full enjoyment by children with disabilities of all human rights and fundamental freedoms on an equal basis with other children. 2. In all actions concerning children with disabilities, the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration. 3. Towards a Critical Theory of Disability in Social Work. By Vanmala Hiranandani, Ph.D, M.Phil., MSW Assistant Professor University of Northern Iowa Department of Social Work Cedar Falls, Iowa Abstract The dominant discourse on disability in social work has been that of an individual/medical model, which largely relegates the ‘problem’ of disability to a deficit within the individual.
This paper calls for re-visioning disability: notions of disability in social work are contrasted with alternative frameworks, such as social and cultural constructions, materialist and political economy perspectives, and critiques of disciplinary power and the discourses of normalcy and measurement. These alternative conceptualizations drawn from humanities, social sciences, and disability studies can form the foundation of a dynamic critical theory of disability that questions impairment as necessarily a personal tragedy, and asserts that the notion of individual inadequacy is socially reproduced. Being disabled in britain.
Disabled people 'left behind in society', report finds. The VIPER Project: involving young disabled people in research. About – Anti-Oppressive Social Work with People with Disabilities. Barriers to empowerment, disabled children. Drive Eirini (housing, education, leisure activities) Listening to Young Disabled Children. Disabled people s inclusion in education a global perspective. Improving the wellbeing of disabled children and young people through improving access to positive and inclusive activities scoping study. Disability rights. It’s against the law for a school or other education provider to treat disabled students unfavourably.
This includes: direct discrimination, for example refusing admission to a student because of disability indirect discrimination, for example only providing application forms in one format that may not be accessible discrimination arising from a disability, for example a disabled pupil is prevented from going outside at break time because it takes too long to get there harassment, for example a teacher shouts at a disabled student for not paying attention when the student’s disability stops them from easily concentrating victimisation, for example suspending a disabled student because they’ve complained about harassment Reasonable adjustments An education provider has a duty to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to make sure disabled students are not discriminated against.
These changes could include providing extra support and aids (like specialist teachers or equipment). Higher education. Human Rights and Social Work: Towards Rights-Based Practice - Jim Ife - Google Books. Human Rights and Disability: The Current Use and Future Potential of United ... - Gerard Quinn, United Nations, Theresia Degener, Anna Bruce - Google Books. Formatting and presenting your assignments. Formatting and presenting your assignment correctly is important because almost all assignments include marks for presentation.
This may include marks for things such as formatting and layout, word count, APA referencing, writing style, grammar and spelling. Before you start your assignment: Check your learning materials, the course page, emails from your lecturer or the assignment question for how it should be presented.Read the instructions carefully, and make sure you understand them and follow them exactly.If you’re not clear about what’s required email your lecturer.
You could phone but it’s better to have a record of the answer. Some lecturers assume that students will know how to present work of the required standard or quality and don’t give specific instructions. Your Support Your Way Glasgow - Young People in Transition (Y.P.I.T’s). What does it mean to be young person in “in transition?”
“Transition is the period when young people with additional support needs such as a learning disability, autism, sensory impairment, mental health issues, exceptional care needs and young people in care (among many others) go from being children to young adults, from attending school to going to college, or when their engagement with social care service shifts from children and families to adult services.” Transitions Process The transition is an active process that unfolds over a number of years rather than being a single event like leaving school. It is equally important to plan and support later transitions such as leaving college. If young people and families are unclear whether they are eligible they can contact Social Care Direct on 0141 276 0555 email at email@example.com or by post to Social Care Direct, Glasgow City Council, PO Box 26845, Glasgow.
Our approach to helping children. Our approach to helping children Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) aims to support and promote children and young people’s wellbeing by making sure they have access to the right support when they need it.
Read about GIRFEC (external link) on the Scottish Government website. Background The GIRFEC approach, including having a named person, came from For Scotland’s Children (external link), a review of how children’s services supported families and children and how they addressed inequalities. Review of Services to Children with Disabilities. Transition support for young people with complex, ongoing needs. Young people who have more complex needs and disabilities and who may need ongoing support from adult social care will be given support from the Transition Team.
The Transition Team provides support and guidance to parents and young disabled people between the ages of 14 and 25 years. The team is part of the Children's Disability Service. Council For Disabled Children. 6.2 Abuse of Disabled Children - Wirral Safeguarding Children Board. 6.2 Abuse of Disabled Children Contents IntroductionThe ChildThe SafeguardsConcerns and ReferralsRecognition of Significant HarmStrategy DiscussionsAssessments and Section 47 EnquiriesChallenging CarersCommunicationsOther Factors to ConsiderOther Specific CircumstancesUseful tools and contacts 1.
Protecting disabled children from abuse and neglect. Picture credit: Terry Harris/Rex Features.
Disability discrimination. Disabled Living Foundation. The following statistics may prove useful to journalists writing articles about disability, the ageing population, carers or the disability equipment industry.
Only 28% of wheelchair users are under the age of 60 Some 1.9 million households contained at least one person who felt that their condition meant that they required some adaptations to their home. The most common adaptations needed were:Grab rails inside the homeA bath/shower seat or other aids to useA bath/showerA shower to replace the bathA special toilet seat.The market for equipment for people with a disability in the UK is estimated to have increased by 12.4% between 2009 and 2013.
Sources  Family Resources Survey 2015/2016www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/600465/family-resources-survey-2015-16.pdf  The Papworth Trust, 2016www.papworthtrust.org.uk/sites/default/files/Disability%20Facts%20and%20Figures%202016.pdf. Keys to Inclusion. Keys to Inclusion. People with disabilities – International Federation of Social Workers. Active Social Work with Children with Disabilities - Julie Adams, Diana Leshone. Community care for children in Scotland - National Autistic Society.
Caring for a child on the autism spectrum can be hard work. It can be hard work for parents who may have to provide far more help and support for their child than they would for another child their age. It’s not always easy for siblings either. They may feel they have to take on caring responsibilities while still very young, or they may feel neglected because their autistic brother or sister takes up so much of their parents’ time. In addition to these difficulties the typical breaks that most parents may get because their children go to visit friends or are able to do things by themselves are often not an option. Families already under pressure have to spend more time supporting each other, not less. This information looks at the range of help that may be available and how to get it.
Social Work Assessment (Section 23) - Kindred. If your child has a disability or long-term health condition then you are likely to require additional help with family life. The Social Work department of your local authority has a duty to assess the needs of your child. This is called a Section 23 Assessment, which refers to the relevant section of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995.