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Preventing social exclusion of disabled children and their families : literature review paper produced for the National Evaluation of the Children's Fund

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Microsoft Word - RR782.doc Preventing Social Exclusion of Disabled Children and Their Families Literature review paper produced for the National Evaluation of the Children’s Fund Dr Harriet Clarke Institute of Applied Social Studies University of Birmingham Research Report RR782 RESEARCH Research Report No 782 Preventing Social Exclusion of Disabled Children and Their Families Literature review paper produced for the National Evaluation of the Children’s Fund Dr Harriet Clarke Institute of Applied Social Studies University of Birmingham The views expressed in this report are the authors’ and do not necessarily reflect those of the Department for Education and Skills. © The University of Birmingham 2006 ISBN 1 84478 775 3 Contents Executive Summary i Chapter 1 Setting the Context for the Review 1 1.1 Introduction 1 1.2 Reviewing the Research 2 1.3 Approaches to Understanding Disabled Children and their Families 4 1.4 Conclusion 10 Chapter 2 Material Family Resources and Implications for Inclusion 11 2.1 Introduction 11 2.2 The Financial Circumstances of Disabled Children and their Families 11 2.3 Housing: Core to Social Inclusion 15 2.4 Conclusion 19 Chapter 3 Current Directions in Service Provision for Disabled Children and Their Families 21 3.1 Introduction 21 3.2 Current Directions: Developing Integrated Services 21 3.3 Education and Social Inclusion 26 3.4 Leisure Services and Social Inclusion 30 3.5 Family Support 37 3.6 Conclusion 41 Chapter 4 Reflection on the Literature 43 4.1 Introduction 43 4.2 Agendas in Research and Practice 43 4.3 Summary of Key Messages for NE-CF 45 References 49 Executive Summary i Executive Summary Introduction This report presents current evidence concerning the social inclu

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