Child Protection and Disability: Practical Challenges for Research.
Protecting Children and Young People Series.
Fry, Deborah. Fry, Deborah. Lannen, Patricia. Vanderminden, Jennifer. Cameron, Audrey. Casey, Tabitha.
xix, 122 p.
Dunedin Academic Press, Ltd.
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This book explores the ethical, methodological, and practical challenges in conducting child protection research with children and young people with deafness and with disabilities. It begins with a discussion on the prevalence of violence against children globally, the need to know the scope and magnitude of violence against children, evidence-based strategies for prevention, and the development of the Sustainable Development Goals that includes several violence-prevention indicators. Following the introduction, Chapter 1 explores the current evidence base on the prevalence, consequences, and research related to child protection and disability, and highlights how children with disabilities are at greater risk of experiencing violence and face barriers in accessing response and preventive services. Chapter 2 provides an overview of data sources on violence against children with disabilities and specific methodological and ethical challenges associated with research on child protection and disability. Chapter 3 focuses on the topic of informed consent and provides examples of how to make this inclusive for children with disabilities. Chapter 4 provides case studies of research from around the world that highlight the challenges and lessons learned from conducting research on violence against children with disabilities. Good practices are summarized and methodological and research gaps are identified. Chapter 5 explores ethical issues arising from conducting research on child protection and disability and provides guidance for researching, documenting, and monitoring violence against children with disabilities. The final chapter makes recommendations to ensure children with disabilities are included and protected in future violence research. Numerous references.
CHILD WELFARE; CHILD ABUSE; CHILD PROTECTION; CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES; DEAFNESS; DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES; PHYSICAL DISABILITIES; SOCIAL WORKERS; SOCIAL WORKERS ROLE; POLICIES; PROMISING PRACTICES; RESEARCH METHODOLOGY; CHILD WELFARE RESEARCH; ETHICS