Disabled Children - a legal guidebook

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Disabled Children, Second Edition is the definitive guide to the legal rights of disabled children and their families. It aims to empower disabled children and their families through a greater understanding of their legal entitlements. The authors 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.

This latest edition contains a new section on mental capacity and decision making as well as a dedicated chapter on the legal remedies available to disabled children and their families to enforce their
rights. It also covers the key provisions relating to disabled children and other children ‘in need’ included in the Children and Families Act 2014 and the new ‘Working Together’ guidance.

It is essential reading for the families of disabled children, their advocates and lawyers, voluntary and statutory sector advisers,commissioners, managers and lawyers working for public authorities, education, social and health care professionals, students and academics.

The authors

Stephen Broach is a barrister at Monckton Chambers specialising in public law challenges in relation to disabled children and their families, disabled adults and other vulnerable groups, including
all children ‘in need’.

Luke Clements is the Cerebra Professor of Law at Leeds University and a consultant solicitor specialising in public and human rights proceedings on behalf of socially excluded groups,
primarily disabled people.

Janet Read is an Associate Professor (Reader) Emeritus in the Institute of Health, University of Warwick. Her research and publications focus on the circumstances and rights of disabled children and adults and the development of effective services for them.

Contents: Understanding disabled children’s lives / Legal fundamentals / Mental capacity and decision-making / Children’s services / Education / Health (including Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) / Housing / Carers / Equality and and non-discrimination / Transitions to Adulthood / Legal Remedies.

For chapter by chapter free PDF downloads visit this site:

The book is £50 to order or £40 with a GPV forum discount. To buy this book please print, fill in and return the oder form viewable by clicking on the link below:

Disabled children 2 Special Offer flyer

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