Helping to keep children and young people safe in Derby and Derbyshire
Evidence on the extent of abuse among disabled children suggests that disabled children are amongst the most vulnerable in society and at increased likelihood of abuse. The presence of multiple disabilities increases the risk of both abuse and neglect.
If you are concerned about a disabled child you can find more information in the Derby and Derbyshire Safeguarding Children Procedures.
Always discuss your concerns with the senior person in your organisation who is responsible for safeguarding and child protection.
If you are a young person, parent or carer, you can contact Children's Social Care to discuss your concerns.
Safeguards for disabled children are essentially the same as for non-disabled children. Where there are concerns about the welfare of a disabled child, their emerging vulnerabilities and needs should be assessed and met in the same way as with any other child.
The Challenging Behaviour Foundation (CBF) and the Council for Disabled Children (CDC) launched of a website called ‘Paving the Way.’ The website aims to provide families, professionals, staff, and commissioners with information about how to reduce challenging behaviour and to improve the wellbeing of children with learning disabilities.
This set of resources have been created in partnership with The National Deaf Children's Society. They are designed to help and support deaf young people and their parents, carers and teachers to help and remind them how to stay safe online.
Illustrated leaflet designed to be shared with deaf adults who find pictures easier to read than words. Outlines in pictures how a mum and dad are concerned that their daughter is being bullied for having deaf parents. Shows how they contacted the NSPCC and got the advice and help they needed to support their child.