Barriers facing social workers undertaking direct work with children and young people with a learning disability who communicate using non-verbal methods.’

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620477
Title:
Barriers facing social workers undertaking direct work with children and young people with a learning disability who communicate using non-verbal methods.’
Authors:
Prynallt-Jones, Katherine A.; Carey, Malcolm; Doherty, Pauline
Abstract:
Abstract: This paper analyses data drawn from a small group of qualified social workers’ specialising in work with disabled children who communicate using non-verbal methods. While a number of studies have criticised social services for neglecting disabled children, this paper re-evaluates evidence from the standpoint of a small group of experienced practitioners. Three substantive themes are explored which include: problems faced by practitioner’s communicating with children and young people; barriers to direct work; and positive engagement or use of creative methods. Among other findings, the paper highlights the complexity of communication techniques when seeking to accommodate diverse service user and carer needs, as well as creative responses used by practitioners despite significant barriers that include limited available training, technology and financial resources. Despite policy initiatives and legal requirements emphasising the importance of direct work and participation with disabled children, the conclusion reiterates the narrow focus of current risk-averse social work around disability, as well a need for additional resources and training to improve relationships, communication and meaningful support for children and young people that meet basic legal requirements.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Prynallt-Jones, K. A., Carey, M., & Doherty, P. (2017). Barriers facing social workers undertaking direct work with children and young people with a learning disability who communicate using non-verbal methods. British Journal of Social Work Advanced, 0, 1-18. DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx004
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
British Journal of Social Work
Publication Date:
3-Mar-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620477
DOI:
10.1093/bjsw/bcx004
Additional Links:
https://academic.oup.com/bjsw/article/3061534/Barriers
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in British Journal of Social Work following peer review. The version of record Prynallt-Jones, K. A., Carey, M., & Doherty, P. (2017). Barriers facing social workers undertaking direct work with children and young people with a learning disability who communicate using non-verbal methods. British Journal of Social Work Advanced, 0, 1-18. DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx004 is available online at: https://academic.oup.com/bjsw/article/3061534/Barriers
EISSN:
1468-263X
Appears in Collections:
Health and Social Care

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dc.contributor.authorPrynallt-Jones, Katherine A.en
dc.contributor.authorCarey, Malcolmen
dc.contributor.authorDoherty, Paulineen
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-13T10:27:43Z-
dc.date.available2017-04-13T10:27:43Z-
dc.date.issued2017-03-03-
dc.identifier.citationPrynallt-Jones, K. A., Carey, M., & Doherty, P. (2017). Barriers facing social workers undertaking direct work with children and young people with a learning disability who communicate using non-verbal methods. British Journal of Social Work Advanced, 0, 1-18. DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx004en
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/bjsw/bcx004-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620477-
dc.descriptionThis is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in British Journal of Social Work following peer review. The version of record Prynallt-Jones, K. A., Carey, M., & Doherty, P. (2017). Barriers facing social workers undertaking direct work with children and young people with a learning disability who communicate using non-verbal methods. British Journal of Social Work Advanced, 0, 1-18. DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx004 is available online at: https://academic.oup.com/bjsw/article/3061534/Barriersen
dc.description.abstractAbstract: This paper analyses data drawn from a small group of qualified social workers’ specialising in work with disabled children who communicate using non-verbal methods. While a number of studies have criticised social services for neglecting disabled children, this paper re-evaluates evidence from the standpoint of a small group of experienced practitioners. Three substantive themes are explored which include: problems faced by practitioner’s communicating with children and young people; barriers to direct work; and positive engagement or use of creative methods. Among other findings, the paper highlights the complexity of communication techniques when seeking to accommodate diverse service user and carer needs, as well as creative responses used by practitioners despite significant barriers that include limited available training, technology and financial resources. Despite policy initiatives and legal requirements emphasising the importance of direct work and participation with disabled children, the conclusion reiterates the narrow focus of current risk-averse social work around disability, as well a need for additional resources and training to improve relationships, communication and meaningful support for children and young people that meet basic legal requirements.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttps://academic.oup.com/bjsw/article/3061534/Barriersen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/en
dc.subjectLearning disabilityen
dc.subjectSocial worken
dc.subjectChildrenen
dc.subjectCommunicationen
dc.titleBarriers facing social workers undertaking direct work with children and young people with a learning disability who communicate using non-verbal methods.’en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1468-263X-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Social Worken
dc.date.accepted2016-12-06-
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