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ERIC Number: EJ941794
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0951-0605
Key Worker Services for Disabled Children: The Views of Parents
Greco, Veronica; Sloper, Patricia; Webb, Rosemary; Beecham, Jennifer
Children & Society, v21 n3 p162-174 May 2007
This study reports the findings from 68 interviews with parents of disabled children who are users of seven key worker schemes in England and Wales. The interviews which lasted for one hour each, were tape-recorded, transcribed and analysed according to both a priori and emerging themes. The findings from this study have implications for policy and practice, for example, the necessity of protected time for key workers, the necessity of conveying clear information about the key worker's role, the importance of access to training and information for the key worker, the need for key workers to be proactive, and for their involvement in care plan and review meetings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Wales)