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Social Care in Wales: A Guide for Parents

This guide has been prepared for parents of disabled children in Wales who want to know how to get help for their child’s social care needs. It deals with the responsibilities of local authorities to provide social care for disabled children, as well as support for the parents/carers of those children.

Social Care in Wales: A Guide for Parents Pdf

Gofal Cymdeithasol yng Nghymru Pdf

First published 2017. This edition 2017. Review date 2020.


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Managing Challenging Behaviour Factsheet

Challenging behaviourSome behaviours are a challenge to professionals, teachers, carers and parents. This factsheet gives information on how to manage challenging behaviour by considering five key points:

What is challenging behaviour?
Why does challenging behaviour happen?
Understanding challenging behaviour
Where do I find professional help?
What further information is available?

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Published 2015. This edition 2016. Review date 2018


 

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Social Care in England: A Guide for Parents

This guide has been prepared for parents of disabled children in England who want to know how to get help for their child’s social care needs. It principally deals with the responsibilities of the local authorities to provide social care for disabled children, as well as support for the parents/carers of those children.

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First published 2012. This edition 2015. Review date 2018.


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Supporting disabled children and young people who are victims of or witnesses to crime

Victim & WitnessThis guide aims to provide information about the impact of crime on young victims and witnesses who are disabled, the support available and their rights as victims and witnesses. The guidance applies to crimes committed in England and Wales.

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First published 2012. This edition 2015. Review date 2018.

 


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Parent/Carer Rights: A Guide for Parents

There have been recent changes to the law relating to carers in England and Wales.

Carers’ rights in England are set out in the Children and Families Act 2014, which came into force on 1st April 2016.

For information on the law which applies in England, see:

In Wales, carers’ rights are governed by the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014, which came into force on 6th April 2016.

For information on the law applicable in Wales, see:

 

Money Matters: A Guide for Parents

This guide has been prepared for parents of disabled children who want to know what financial help may be available for them and what arrangements they may need to put in place to manage their children’s finances from birth and as they get older.

This guide is one of a series of guides to be published by Cerebra that aim to give parents of children with disabilities and/or special needs information on how to get the help and support they need. You can download the guide below.

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First published 2012. This edition 2016. Review date 2017.


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Arrest and Detention of Disabled Children: A Guide for Parents

Arrest and DetentionThis guide aims to provide parents and family members with information about the processes involved if their disabled child has contact with the police, their rights, and useful organisations and resources which can provide further help and support.

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*  Due to recent legislation 17 year olds are now included in the definition of arrested juvenile. They are no longer classed as adults in police custody and can have an appropriate adult present when questioned or cautioned.

First published 2011. This edition 2015. Review date 2018.


 

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Toilet Training for Children with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities

Toilet training 2015Children with developmental disabilities are not all the same and neither are their toileting difficulties. Toileting problems can have a number of different causes and as a result require a range of approaches to manage and resolve issues. Children with neurological conditions can sometimes find learning to use the toilet more difficult than typically developing children as the result of physical, behavioural or sensory differences, as well as the learning difficulties which are part of their developmental disability. It is important to note that the majority of individuals with intellectual difficulties will become self-toileting by adulthood. (Please note, this information deals with daytime wetting and not bedwetting or night-time enuresis). You can download the guide below.

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We have also produced a useful inforgraphic (click on the link below to download a copy)

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First published 2012. This edition 2015. Review date 2018.


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