Practice Guidance

Parents with learning disabilities

Introduction

Contents What is a learning disability? Parenting by adults with learning disabilities How many parents with learning disabilities are there? How many parents are involved with children’s services? Children of parents with learning disabilities Barriers to “good enough” parenting Legislation and guidance Children Act 1989 Children Act 2004 NHS and Community Care Act 1990 Human Rights Act 1998 Every Child Matters (2003) National Service Framework for Children, Young People and Maternity Services (2004) Think Family (2008) Working Together to Safeguard Children (2013) Valuing People (2001) Valuing People now: A new three-year strategy for people with learning disabilities (2009) The English Good Practice Guidance on Working with Parents with a Learning Disability (DH/DfES 2007) and Scottish Guidelines for Supporting Parents with Learning Disabilities (SCLD 2009) The role of the social worker Identification and assessment of need Family support Child protection Emerging practice Service user perspective Key resources Research articles Publications and reports Books Organisations and service providers Information for parents with learning disabilities Professional tools Journals References Professionals from a variety of backgrounds, including child […]

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