Supporting young people with mild/borderline intellectual disability exiting state out-of-home care: directions for practice

Ellem, Kathy, Wilson, Jill, O'Connor, Morrie and Macdonald, Sarah (2012) Supporting young people with mild/borderline intellectual disability exiting state out-of-home care: directions for practice. Developing Practice, 32 53-65.

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Author Ellem, Kathy
Wilson, Jill
O'Connor, Morrie
Macdonald, Sarah
Title Supporting young people with mild/borderline intellectual disability exiting state out-of-home care: directions for practice
Journal name Developing Practice
ISSN 1445-6818
Publication date 2012-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 32
Start page 53
End page 65
Total pages 13
Place of publication Haymarket, NSW, Australia
Publisher Association of Childrens Welfare Agencies
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Children and young people with a range of disabilities are disproportionally represented in child protection populations (Mendes, et al., 2011, p.31). In Australia, reported proportions range from 15 per cent with a disability in NSW in 2004 (NSW Ombudsman, 2004) to 22 per cent with an intellectual disability in Victoria in 2005 (Raman, et al., 2005). There is little consistent recording of disability of all types in child protection services, with the generic term 'disability' often used rather than specifying the issues faced by the child or young person. This is particularly the case with borderline to mild intellectual disability. Possible reasons for this lack of recognition and their impact on this group of young people in care and in transitioning to adulthood post care, and key aspects of services likely to be effective post care, are the focus of this article.
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