Disabilities pathway

The disability pathway describes considerations for practitioners when working with disabled children, young people and their families/whānau. The considerations include communication tips, stress factors for families/whānau, parental disability, transition planning and recording requirements. Possible supports for families/whānau of disabled children and young people are also outlined, as well as information about out-of-home placements for disabled children under sections 141 and 142 of the Children, Young Persons and Their Families Act 1989. Please click on the resources link at the bottom of this page for more information.

 

 

Practice considerations when working with children or young people Stress factors for families caring for disabled children Tips on communicating with disabled children Parental intellectual disability Record diagnosis See recording policy See specialist list See disability in CYPF Act Frequently Asked Questions Tips on communicating with disabled children Stress factors for families caring for disabled children See transition planning checklist Funding out of home care If there is a dispute If young person is over 17 consider the following Practice considerations when working with children and young people MOU Guidelines