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Disability and the Law: Resources and Training

Council For Disabled Children: A Legal Handbook

The handbook aims to empower disabled children and their families through a greater understanding of their rights and entitlements. 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.

Copies of this handbook can downloaded from the Council for Disabled Children’s website

Prof. Luke Clements Community Care Law Handbooks

Luke Clements is a Professor at Cardiff Law School, and a solicitor with Scott-Moncrieff Harbour and Sinclair (London). He has conducted many cases before the European Commission and Court of Human Rights and continues to act in an advisory capacity for many complaints to the Court.

Luke has run many training sessions at Full of Life ensuring parents and carers know their rights for themselves and their child. For more information about these sessions please see our Facebook page www.facebook.com/fullofliferbkc and join our mailing list by contacting us: info@fulloflifekc.com / 0208 962 9994.

Luke also has many downloadable resources which you can access via his website: http://www.lukeclements.co.uk/

Human Rights Resource for Public Sector

Extract from: Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS)

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched a new online resource about human rights to help public sector bodies in England and Wales and organisations carrying out public functions and advocacy.

The resource focuses on nine public sectors areas:

  • adult social care
  • children's services
  • health
  • housing
  • education services
  • local government
  • criminal justice
  • courts and prisons
  • policing
  • immigration and asylum

The resource also includes details about supporting the rights of particular groups such as elderly and disabled people. For example it points out with regard to adult social care that public authorities can infringe human rights when they are excessively risk averse as well as when they fail to avoid risk.

Visitors to the site are further invited to fill in a brief survey and make suggestions as to what other types of guidance they would find useful.

For more press information contact the Commission's media office on 020 3117 0255, out of hours 07767 272 818.

For general enquiries please contact the Commission's national helpline:0800 444 205.

To visit the resource website, click here

My Rights, Your Responsibility

The Council for Disabled Children has published some helpful information for parents and carers of disabled childern on their child's rights to access activities, community facilities and other services.

Topics include:

  • Behaviour management
  • Epilepsy
  • Invasive care
  • Sensory impairments
  • Moving & handling
  • Transport
  • Personal care
  • Communication

You can also download 6 leaflets on the following areas:

  • Children's rights to communicate their views and be listened to
  • Choosing a service for your child
  • Expectations
  • The Equality Act
  • What is risk?
  • What services need to know - a leaflet aimed at service providers

 To Get Informed, click here!