A strong body of research evidence highlights the struggle that disabled children and young people have in getting their voice heard. This can prevent them taking a central role in decisions about their life. This action research will identify and evaluate ways of addressing this situation by considering these questions:
- What do disabled children and young people feel support and hinder them to make informed and effective decisions?
- What do parents/carers feel support and hinder their son/daughter to make informed and effective decisions, and how do they see their role in supporting their child in the process?
- What do professionals feel help and hinder the child/young person to make informed and effective decisions?
- What tools, approaches and strategies work well and what does not work so well?
This Action Research Project is a partnership between Capability Scotland and the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR).
The Scottish Government
Eric Mitchell, Capability. Sarah Morton, CRFR.
To March 2015
Disability, children, young people, families