Who hears the non-verbal child's voice?: factors that create complexity around safeguarding children with autism

Park, Samantha Naomi (2016) Who hears the non-verbal child's voice?: factors that create complexity around safeguarding children with autism. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    In the United Kingdom, 6% of children (aged 0-18 years) have a disability (Office for Disability Issues, 2014). The safeguarding of disabled children, in particular child protection, is an area in social work that is not always at the forefront of consideration in mainstream children's social care. This dissertation will set out to explore why disabled children may be more vulnerable to certain types of abuse and how factors that should empower the individual like communication can create barriers to a disabled child. It will identify areas that are not usually focused upon including why certain abuse is seen as acceptable for a disabled child, but unacceptable for a non-disabled child and will look at the blurred boundaries between autistic traits and indicators of abuse.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2016 15:18
    Last Modified: 05 Aug 2016 15:18
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/21365

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