Working with children, young people and families with learning disabilities

17 June 2019

Working with children, young people and families with learning disabilities Professionals working in children’s social care have an important role in working with children, young people and families with learning disabilities to enable them to lead good lives.

To support Learning Disability Week, Research in Practice has brought together multimedia resources to support practice with children, young people and families with learning disabilities. The resources include the recent Supporting parents who have learning disabilities: Strategic Briefing and related Podcast (open access), providing an overview of the available evidence in relation to ‘what works’ in working with parents who have a learning disability.

Additional resources include the extensive 21st century social work with families with disabled children and young people: Evidence Review, providing an analysis of practice, policy and research evidence in this area.


Related Research in Practice resources

Publications

21st century social work with families with disabled children and young people: Evidence Review

Communicating with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs and/or developmental delay: Frontline Briefing

Lifespan personalisation: Strategic Briefing

Supporting parents who have learning disabilities: Strategic Briefing

Podcasts

Risks, rights and the role of the state: Parents with learning disabilities (open access)

Blogs

21st century social work with children and young people with disabilities (open access)

Deprivation of liberty in relation to children and young people (open access)

Preparing young people with special educational needs and disabilities for a good adult life (open access)

Working together towards personalised transition for young people with a learning disability, autism and behaviours that challenge (open access)

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