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Residential schools in England: recent research and issues for future provision

McGill, Peter (2008) Residential schools in England: recent research and issues for future provision. Tizard Learning Disability Review, 13 (4). pp. 4-12. ISSN 1359-5474. (doi:10.1108/13595474200800032) (KAR id:34431)


Approximately 3000 children and young people with learning disabilities attend residential schools or other residential placements. Many of these young people have complex needs, and their placement reflects a failure of local provision to support their families and provide inclusive local services. Such placements reduce family contact, increase young people's vulnerability and accentuate the difficulties of transition to local adult provision. We should reduce the need for residential school placements by substantially improving the quality of family support and the capacity and inclusiveness of local services. Returning young people to their local communities requires a significant improvement in local authority planning so that local capacity can be developed to meet their needs.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/13595474200800032
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV1568 Disability studies
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Peter McGill
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2013 11:17 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:11 UTC
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