National guidance for child protection in Scotland: protecting disabled children from abuse and neglect

Notes for all practitioners including those working in: children and family social work; health; education; residential care; early years; youth services; youth justice; police; independent and third sector; and adult services who might be supporting parents with disabled children or involved in the transition between child and adult services.

Appendix 2: References

Department of Health (2000). Assessing Children in Need and their Families: Practice Guidance. Department of Health : Page 80

Herskwowitz, I. Lamb, ME. Horowitz, D (2007). Victimization of children with disabilities. American Journal of Orthopsychology. 77 (4): 629-35. DOI 10.1037/0002-9432.77.4.629

Scottish Executive (2006). Guidance pack on the Vulnerable Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2004. Scottish Executive

Scottish Government (2009). Early Years Framework. Scottish Government

Scottish Government (2010). National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland. Scottish Government

Scottish Government (2011). Guidance on Joint Investigative Interviewing of child Witnesses in Scotland. Scottish Government

Spencer, N. Devereux, E. Wallace, A. Sundrum, R. Shenay, M. Bacchus, C. Logan, S. (2005) Disability Conditions and Registration for Child Abuse and Neglect: A Population Study. Pediatrics. Doi 10.1542

Stalker, K. Green-Lister, P. Lerpiniere, J. McArthur, K. (2010). Child Protection and the needs and rights of disabled children and young people: a scoping study. Strathclyde University

Stalker, K. and McArthur, K. (2010) 'Child abuse, child protection and disabled children: a review of recent research'. Child Abuse Review, n/a. doi: 10.1002/car.1154

Sullivan,PM. Knutson, JF. (2000). Maltreatment and disabilities: a population based study. Child Abuse and Neglect. 24 (10) : 1257-73

Watson, N. (2004). How Disability Theory Can Help Our Understanding of the Lives of Disabled Children. Strathclyde University

West Dunbartonshire (2009). Helping Children and Young People to have their say. West Dunbartonshire Council. Available online:

Assessment in Child Care, Russell House Publishing, Dorset

Kennedy, M. and Wonnacott, J. (2005) 'Neglect of disabled children'. In J. Taylor and B. Daniel (eds) Child Neglect. Practice Issues for Health and Social Care, pp.228 -248. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

The Victoria Climbié Inquiry: report of an inquiry by Lord Laming, Publisher Stationery Office

Serious Case Review - Ricky Neave, 1997, Bridge Childcare Development Service, (Cambridgeshire Safeguarding Board)

Stalker K and McArthur K (2012)) 'Disabled Children and Child Protection: A Literature Review' Child Abuse Review 21, 1, 24-40

Support and Aspiration: A New Approach to Special Educational Needs and Disability. A consultation. Department for Education (2011) London: Department for Education.

Support and Aspiration: A New Approach to Special Educational Needs and Disability. A consultation. Department for Education (2011) London: Department for Education.

Miller, D. and Raymond, A. (2008) 'Safeguarding disabled children.' In Baginsky, M. Safeguarding Children and Schools. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Murray, M. and Osborne, C. (2009) Safeguarding Disabled Children. Practice Guidance. London: Department for Children, Schools and Families

Vaccari, C. and Marschark, M. (1997) 'Communication between parents and deaf children: Implications for socio-‐emotional development'. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 38(7) 793-‐801


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