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Key workers and schools: meeting the needs of children and young people with disabilities

Webb, Rosemary, Greco, Veronica, Sloper, Patricia, Beecham, Jennifer (2008) Key workers and schools: meeting the needs of children and young people with disabilities. European Journal of Special Needs Education, 23 (3). pp. 189-205. ISSN 1469-591X (electronic) 0885-6257 (paper). (doi:10.1080/08856250802130459) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Across the world countries are advocating the education of children and young people

effective coordination of the specialist services pupils with disabilities receive from

coordination can positively influence the experience of inclusion for children and their

as a core provider, there is little evidence on involvement of education professionals and

reported here on the role of key workers in care coordination and their relationship with

services across England and Wales, parents and carers who were recipients of these

interviews are part of a wider multi-method study exploring the effectiveness and costs

range of education and school issues addressed by key workers and the factors

key worker involvement are identified and the implications for schools explored.

taking on the role of key workers. It is argued that key workers can improve home–

enable mainstream schools to better meet the individual needs of pupils with disabilities

and improve their inclusive practice.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/08856250802130459
Uncontrolled keywords: care coordination; disability; inclusion; key workers; inter-agency working; special educational needs
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: R. Bass
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2009 09:38 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:03 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14656 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Beecham, Jennifer: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5147-3383
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