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The experiences of children and young people with complex needs being cared for away from home: a cross-border study

Stalker, K. and MacDonald, C. and Phillips, R. and Carpenter, J. (2005) The experiences of children and young people with complex needs being cared for away from home: a cross-border study. Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care, 3 (2). pp. 59-71. ISSN 1478-1840

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Abstract

This paper reports some key findings from a two year study, commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, which focused on children with complex needs being cared for away from home for one month or longer. Morris (1995), in a review of policy and research concerning disabled children living away from their families, concluded that these young people experienced 'patterns of care which would never be tolerated for non-disabled children' (Morris, 1995, p.89). She suggested that a major barrier to meeting these children's needs lies in the hidden nature of their experiences, with little information available about who they are and what their lives are like.