Findings and recommendations for the participation of young people with learning disabilities

Author: Centre for Excellence for Looked after Children
Category: Children with disabilities

20th September 2016

Read about a new model to support practice aimed at improving disabled children's participation. in decision making.

In recent years the participation of children has been highlighted with ever increasing importance, due to a raft of inquiry reports and legislation. In spite of this, and the increasing number of children defined as 'disabled', the participation of children with learning disabilities has been marginalised and is often described as 'tokenistic'. This article reports on a research project which explored the factors which impact on levels of participation, for children and young people with learning disabilities in a residential short breaks setting.