Key worker services for disabled children: the views of parents

Greco, Veronica and Sloper, Patricia and Webb, Rosemary and Beecham, Jennifer (2007) Key worker services for disabled children: the views of parents. Children and Society, 21 (3). pp. 162-174. ISSN 0951 0605. (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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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.

Item Type: Article
Projects: [6] An exploration of different models of key worker services for disabled children and their families: effectiveness and costs (PID370)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Rosalyn Bass
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2008 12:42
Last Modified: 08 May 2014 15:08
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