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ERIC Number: EJ942250
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0605
Participation of Disabled Children in Individual Decisions about Their Lives and in Public Decisions about Service Development
Cavet, Judith; Sloper, Patricia
Children & Society, v18 n4 p278-290 Sep 2004
A literature review was carried out to establish what evidence exists about disabled children's participation in decision-making, both regarding their own lives and about the shape of service delivery. There is evidence that disabled children hold and can express views, given the right environment. However, participation of disabled children needs further development. Measures proposed include addressing organisational systems so that they promote participation, extending advocacy services, the adoption of inclusive approaches and staff training, plus education and information for disabled children and their parents. There remain significant gaps in the research evidence available.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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