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Developing and implementing a sexuality policy for a learning disability provider service

McCarthy, Michelle, Cambridge, Paul (1997) Developing and implementing a sexuality policy for a learning disability provider service. Health & Social Care in the Community, 5 (4). pp. 227-236. ISSN 0966-0410. (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2524.1997.tb00118.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:67311)

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Abstract

This paper discusses a case study of the development of a sexuality policy for a learning disability service, identifies key considerations for the development process and examines the wider implications for the service. The intervention was based on a consultancy model, with external consultants who were commissioned to manage the policy development task: the stages in this process are discussed. The operational, management and practice issues that emerged as a result of the intervention and the ways in which they were resolved are described. These issues include the different interests at stake and the incorporation of the views and experiences of users, parents and direct support staff. A model for policy development, including pointers for the management of sexuality and for practice intervention is provided.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/j.1365-2524.1997.tb00118.x
Uncontrolled keywords: learning disabilities, sexuality, policy development
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Michelle McCarthy
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2018 16:21 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/67311 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
McCarthy, Michelle: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1358-2516
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