On 18 October 2022, the University of Leeds School of Law hosted the Cerebra Legal Entitlements and Problem-Solving Project Conference: ‘Addressing commonly occurring social care difficulties encountered by disabled children and their families’.
Over 150 participants attended the event online and in person, predominantly parent carers of disabled children as well as policy activists from Disabled Peoples and Carers organisations and statutory sector Children’s Services officers.
The Conference considered three broad themes:
- The research outputs from the Cerebra Legal Entitlements and Problem-Solving (LEaP) Project,
- The existence of local authority policies that had the effect of ‘Institutionalising Parent Carer Blame’ – namely of a ‘one size-fits-all’ approach operated by authorities, regardless of whether it is a parent carer seeking support for a disabled child or a family where the evidence suggests there to be neglect or abuse.
- The final session looked to future research priorities including investigating the prevalence and impact of Fabricated or Induced Illness (FII) allegations made against Parent Carers.
Find out more:
You can read more about the conference and view the session 2 presentation here.
Read the conference presentation on Accessing School Transport.
Read the conference presentation on Practical approaches to resolving commonly occurring health and social care difficulties.
Our innovative Legal Entitlements and Problem-Solving (LEaP) Project and the Legal Rights Service that runs alongside it have come out of our collaboration with the University of Leeds School of Law. They provide legal help and support to families who are having problems accessing health, social care or other services.