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Enablers of help-seeking for deaf and disabled children following abuse and barriers to protection: a qualitative study (Author Manuscript)

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dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-02T21:40:01Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-02T21:40:01Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Jones, Christine; Stalker, Kirsten; Franklin, Anita; Fry, Deborah; Cameron, Audrey; Taylor, Julie. (2017). Enablers of help-seeking for deaf and disabled children following abuse and barriers to protection: a qualitative study (Author Manuscript). Child and Family Social Work: 22 (2), 762–771. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://pure.strath.ac.uk/portal/files/54498425/Jones_etal_CFSW2016_Enablers_of_help_seeking_for_deaf_children_and_children_with_disabilities_following_abuse.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/911
dc.description.abstract Research internationally has highlighted the increased vulnerability of deaf or disabled children to abuse and the frequently inadequate response of services. However, first-hand accounts of deaf or disabled children have rarely been sought. This paper reports selected findings from one of the first studies exploring experiences of deaf and disabled children regarding help-seeking following maltreatment. Innovative and sensitive research methods were employed to support 10 deaf or disabled people (children and adults) to take part in guided conversations. The study identifies three enablers of help-seeking of deaf or disabled children: the capacity of adults to detect abuse and respond to disclosures, supportive relationships or circumstances which facilitate disclosure and for Deaf children, access to registered interpreters. Barriers to protection related to these are also discussed. Recommendations directed at policy makers, practitioners and families include education and awareness raising amongst practitioners, children, parents and carers; addressing isolation of deaf and disabled children; providing comprehensive support services that address the needs of the child holistically; ensuring that the voice of the child is heard; routine access to registered interpreters for Deaf children within mainstream and specialist services and measures to address disablism at local and institutional levels. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Coventry University en_US
dc.subject Interview Results en_US
dc.subject Victim Input en_US
dc.subject Help Seeking en_US
dc.subject Deaf en_US
dc.subject Hard-of-hearing en_US
dc.subject Disabilities en_US
dc.subject Impairment en_US
dc.subject Child Abuse en_US
dc.subject Youth en_US
dc.subject Child Maltreatment en_US
dc.subject Disclosure en_US
dc.subject Believing Victims en_US
dc.subject Strengths-based en_US
dc.subject Barriers to Reporting en_US
dc.subject Crime Reporting en_US
dc.subject Social Support en_US
dc.subject Accessibility en_US
dc.subject Interpretation en_US
dc.subject Empowerment en_US
dc.subject Prevention en_US
dc.subject Intervention en_US
dc.title Enablers of help-seeking for deaf and disabled children following abuse and barriers to protection: a qualitative study (Author Manuscript) en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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