New Evidence Review: 21st century social work with families with disabled children and young people

Featuring three chapters authored by members of the CDC team, Research in Practice have published a new evidence review: 21st century social work with families with disabled children and young people: Evidence Review. This book explores the latest evidence, policy and practice on social work in the 21st century, focusing on families with disabled children and young people. 

The review has five chapters:

  • Social work innovation and policy into practice.

  • Voice, participation and co-production with disabled children and young people.
  • Transition to adulthood.
  • Safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of disabled children and young people.
  • Working together for disabled children in Birmingham.

Aimed at strategic leaders in the field, social work managers and practitioners supporting children and young people with SEND, the excellent review captures the key changes in social work policy and practice in recent years, and the impact these have on disabled children, young people, those with SEN and their families.

CDC’s Director, Christine Lenehan says:

“This review provides a brilliant overview of the current social work landscape, and what recent changes to policy and practice have meant for children, young people and families. The SEND reforms in 2014 brought significant change for families and practitioners, and it was important to capture the impact of this on disabled children and young people. We are very pleased to contribute to this review, and to wider developments in policy and practice, and generating evidence.”

More information is available here.