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The costs of key worker support for disabled children and their families

Beecham, Jennifer, Sloper, Patricia, Greco, Veronica, Webb, Rosemary (2007) The costs of key worker support for disabled children and their families. Child Care Health and Development, 33 (5). pp. 611-618. ISSN 0305-1862. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2214.2007.00740.x) (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) (KAR id:2409)

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Abstract

Background Key workers provide a single point of contact for disabled children and their families, supporting them and facilitating access to other services. Key worker services appear to generate good outcomes for families and provision is encouraged through central government policy. Recent increases in key worker provision have been accompanied by a proliferation of delivery models yet there is very little information on their costs.

Conclusion The low response rate to the questionnaire and absence of data on the costs of other elements of the families' support packages may limit generalization from this study. Even so, such findings can help inform managers and planners about allocation of their scarce resources. Good- quality services appear to cost more but the relationship between cost, quality and outcomes is not a simple one.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2007.00740.x
Uncontrolled keywords: care co-ordination; child disability; costs; key workers
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Suzanne Duffy
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2008 08:32 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:00 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/2409 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Beecham, Jennifer: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5147-3383
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