Posts tagged Disability
Reducing Restrictive Intervention of Children and Young People: Case study and survey results

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation report looks at the use of restrictive interventions on disabled children and young people aged 0-25 in schools. 

Findings from data from 566 case studies collected by Positive and Active Behaviour Support Scotland (PABSS), and results from a Challenging Behaviour Foundation (CBF) survey completed by 204 families include: 88% of the respondents to the CBF survey said their disabled child had experienced physical restraint, with 35% reporting it happening regularly; the PABSS case studies included 1,058 reports of restraint and 544 reports of seclusion.

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How to support young people with special educational needs and disabilities into work: A short guide for schools, colleges and careers advisors

This short guide outlines the key considerations when supporting young people with special educational needs and disabilities to move into paid work. It covers:

  • Raising aspirations of children, young people and everyone around them

  • Ensuring high quality, impartial career information, advice and guidance for young people and outlining how this can be built into the curriculum

  • Understanding the use and importance of vocational pro les, how toinclude their development in classroom or tutorial time and how to ensure they inform a vocational curriculum

  • Developing work experiences in real work settings in line with aspirations

  • Working with social care to maximise opportunities for holiday and weekend jobs

  • Creating more work opportunities through traineeships, supported internships and apprenticeships

  • Ensuring that employment support is of high quality, staff are appropriately trained in supported employment and Training in Systematic Instruction and there are mechanisms for monitoring success rates

  • Ensuring follow-on support is in place for young people after they leave education to maintain or gain paid work

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Bullying and mental health: guidance for teachers and other professionals. SEN and disability: developing effective anti-bullying practice

This guidance gives a unique insight and is intended to help teachers and other professionals understand the issues around bullying and mental health for children and young people.

It is written to apply to schools but could also apply to other settings for children and young people. It draws on evidence from both the research literature and evidence derived from consultation with children and young people who have mental health issues and experiences of bullying. It outlines the specific issues that schools, teachers and other professionals should be aware of where mental health and bullying are concerned and also outlines actions that teachers and other professionals should take to prevent and respond to bullying of children and young people with mental health issues.

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