Research has consistently found that disabled children are between 3 and 4 times more likely to be abused than other children and that those with cognitive, communication and/or behavioural difficulties are most at risk.
A Child Protection and Disability Toolkit was produced by WithScotland in partnership with the Scottish Government’s Ministerial Working Group on Child Protection and Disability. It is aimed at practitioners and managers in child and family and disability services and is the only toolkit of its kind in Scotland.
WithScotland also facilitate the CPC disability network, comprising CPC members and other practitioners who work with Child Protection and disability to enable them to share knowledge and expertise and provide mutual support. For further information email Maureen.Wylie@stir.ac.uk
- Child Protection and Disability Toolkit 2014
- National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland (2014) Additional notes for practitioners: protecting disabled children from abuse and neglect
- Protecting Disabled Children from Abuse 2014
- Disabled Children and Child Protection in Scotland: An investigation into the relationship between professional practice, child protection and disability 2014
- Disabled Children and Child Protection in Scotland: An investigation into the relationship between professional practice, child protection and disability - Research Findings 2014
- A critical review and analysis of current research and policy relating to disabled children and young people in Scotland 2012
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