Enabling and protecting: proactive approaches to addressing the abuse and neglect of children and young people with disability

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Abstract

3Children with Disability AustraliaSummary Many families report to Children with Disability Australia (CDA) that their children are subjected to limited opportunities, low expectations, exclusion, bullying, discrimination, assault, and violation of their human rights. This paper draws from recent research about abuse and neglect and from national policy approaches in child protection and disability to better understand the causes, experience and responses to maltreatment of children and young people with disability. A series of key concerns about abuse and neglect are raised to stimulate discussion and action which is in the interests of children and young people. Taking a rights informed approach, the paper focuses on building more effective national responses to children and young people who are maltreated.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherChildren with Disability Australia
Number of pages33
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Children with Disability
  • Child Protection
  • young people
  • Disability
  • Child abuse

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