Disabled Children: a legal handbook is an authoritative, yet accessible guide to the legal rights of disabled children, young people and their families in England.
The law in relation to this important group is complex and frequently misunderstood by those who have duties and responsibilities towards them. Many families also lack essential information about legal matters which substantially affect their lives and about the ways the law might be used to assist them.
The highly experienced author team expertly navigate the many, often overlapping, sources of law, explaining the differences between what public bodies must do to support disabled children and that which they may do.
Contents: understanding disabled children’s lives – legal fundamentals – children’s services – education – health – housing – decision-making – carers – equality and non-discrimination – transition to adulthood – remedies
This book is essential reading for those working with disabled children and their families in charitable, independent or statutory sectors: advisers, advocates, lawyers, social and health care professionals as well as for those in academia – students and educationalists. Above all, this book is written for families with disabled children and disabled children and young people themselves to provide information about legal matters which substantially affect their lives and about the ways the law might be used to assist them.