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Other social care resources

Find out about other resources developed by the Government or other organisations for social workers or other professionals who work with deaf children and their families.

Best practice guidance for BSL/English Interpreters working in social care settings

This document has been produced by the Association of Sign Language Interpreters to support the work of sign language interpreters in social care settings.

Best practice guidance for BSL/English Interpreters working in social care settings

Council for Disabled Children: The role of social care in implementing the Children and Families Act 2014 (England)

This guidance gives a useful overview of the legal duties on children's social care towards children and young people aged 0-25 years who are disabled or have special educational needs (SEN) following the Children and Families Act 2014 and the Care Act 2014.

The role of social care in implementing the Children and Families Act 2014

NSPCC: Deaf and disabled children – child protection research

NSPCC carried out two studies looking into the how disabled children can be protected from abuse and the experiences of deaf children and deaf adults in the child protection system.

NSPCC website

NSPCC: Safeguarding deaf and disabled children

This provides information on how organisations can keep deaf and disabled children safe and includes a wide range of practical resources.

NSPCC website

Ofsted: Communication is the key (England)

This report highlights the key factors underpinning effective joint working across agencies with deaf children and the positive impact that this has had on their lives.

Communication is the key report

Ofsted: Protecting Disabled Children: thematic inspection (England)

This thematic inspection looks at the effectiveness of work to protect disabled children and young people at all stages from early support to the identification of and response to child protection concerns.

Protecting disabled children report

Rights in reality

Steve Broach, a leading barrister in child law, regularly blogs on the law and disabled children.

Rights in reality blog

Sense: Making Play Inclusive (2016)

These toolkits contain guidance on making play inclusive for deafblind children

Making play inclusive toolkit

Working Together to Safeguard Children (England) (2018)

Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018) is statutory guidance which sets out how individuals and organisations should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. It discusses assessments from early support through to statutory assessments and safeguarding enquiries.

Working Together guidance

Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) (Scotland)

This approach in Scotland aims to ensure all services work towards improving children’s outcomes in partnership with parents.

GIRFEC

Promoting the health and well-being of looked-after children (England)

All providers of health and social care services to children who are looked after (in care) must follow this statutory guidance which aims to promote the quality of life of looked-after children and young people.

Promoting the health and well-being of looked-after children guidance

Resources on keeping deaf children safe

We’ve listed a range of resources for professionals on keeping deaf children safe from harm and abuse.

Keeping deaf children safe