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Children and disability: Constructions, implications and change

Barbara Fawcett,

Academic Literature


In the arena of disability, disabled children and young people continue to be positioned in a variety of ways with some of these affording opportunities and others continuing to focus on deficit and constraint. Social workers occupy a pivotal position at the interface between policy and practice, and can effectively counter circular processes of disablement. In this article, a frame of reference is employed which, by incorporating key areas such as targeting and rights and social exclusion and social investment, enables the potential for further development in relation to the personalization agenda in both Australia and the United Kingdom, to be critically appraised. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)

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Journal/Publication : International Social Work

Domain/s: Economic participation

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