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Safeguarding Disabled Children: Practice Guidance

UK Department for Children, Schools and Families Country Resources Child and Youth Disability policies/plans/legislations and service standards disability United Kingdom 1 January 2009 Policy document child/youth protection

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The purpose of this practice guidance is to safeguard the rights of disabled children and to improve the ability of service agencies to promote the welfare of disabled children and their families. The document makes clear that disabled children have exactly the same human rights to be safe from abuse and neglect, to be protected from harm and achieve the same outcomes as non-disabled children. Disabled children do however require additional action because they experience greater vulnerability as a result of negative attitudes about disabled children and unequal access to services and resources, and because they may have additional needs relating to physical, sensory, cognitive and/ or communication impairments.

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