Available Resource (Safeguarding Disabled Children)

Assessments - a Guide for Parents

An assessment involves a social worker or other professional listening to you and your children to find out how you see the current situation. It usually also involves talking to other professionals who know you in order to make sense of the issues and problems which you and your child(ren) are facing.

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Safeguarding Disabled Children - Practice Guidance from the Department for Children, Schools & Families

This practice guidance makes clear that disabled children have exactly the same human rights to be safe from abuse and neglect, to be protected from harm and achieve the Every Child Matters4 outcomes as non-disabled children. Disabled children do however require additional action.This is because they experience greater and created vulnerability as a result of negative attitudes about disabled children and unequal access to services and resources, and because they may have additional needs relating to physical, sensory, cognitive and/ or communication impairments. Read more here.

Keeping Disabled Children & Young People Safe - a joint Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Safeguarding Boards information sheet

A joint effort of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Safeguarding Boards to help parents & carers the signs and indicators of abuse and neglect, who to contact to report concerns of abuse and neglect, and what you can do as a parent/carer to help keep children and young people safe.