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.
This document has been produced by the Association of Sign Language Interpreters to support the work of sign language interpreters 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.
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.
This provides information on how organisations can keep deaf and disabled children safe and includes a wide range of practical resources.
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.
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.
Steve Broach, a leading barrister in child law, regularly blogs on the law and disabled children.
These toolkits contain guidance on making play inclusive for deafblind children
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
This approach in Scotland aims to ensure all services work towards improving children’s outcomes in partnership with parents.
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.
We’ve listed a range of resources for professionals on keeping deaf children safe from harm and abuse.