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Supporting the Participation of Disabled Children and Young People in Decision-making

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  • Anita Franklin
  • Patricia Sloper


Publication details

JournalChildren & Society
DatePublished - Jan 2009
Issue number1
Number of pages13
Pages (from-to)3-15
Original languageEnglish


Increasing children's and young people's participation in decisions, about their own care and about service development, is a policy priority. Although in general participation is increasing, disabled children are less likely to be involved than non-disabled children and it is unclear to what extent children with complex needs or communication impairments are being included in participation activities. This article presents research exploring factors to support good practice in participation and discusses policy and practice implications.

Bibliographical note

This is an author produced version of the article published. This paper has been peer-reviewed but does not include the journal pagination. The definitive version is available at With kind permission from Children & Society, National Children’s Bureau and Blackwell Publishing

    Research areas

  • social care services issues, health services issues, ill/disabled children


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