Chapter 10. Turning Policy Into Practice

  1. Gwynnyth Llewellyn Professor Dean Director leader2,
  2. Rannveig Traustadóttir Professor Director former president3,
  3. David McConnell Professor Executive Director former president4 and
  4. Hanna Björg Sigurjónsdóttir Assistant Professor advocate researcher assistant3
  1. Beth Tarleton Research Fellow

Published Online: 5 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470660393.ch10

Parents with Intellectual Disabilities: Past, Present and Futures

Parents with Intellectual Disabilities: Past, Present and Futures

How to Cite

Tarleton, B. (2010) Turning Policy Into Practice, in Parents with Intellectual Disabilities: Past, Present and Futures (eds G. Llewellyn, R. Traustadóttir, D. McConnell and H. Björg Sigurjónsdóttir), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470660393.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Sydney, Australia

  2. 3

    University of Iceland

  3. 4

    University of Alberta, Canada

Author Information

  1. Norah Fry Research Centre, University of Bristol, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470772959

Online ISBN: 9780470660393

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Keywords:

  • turning policy into practice;
  • policy in England, services supporting parents with intellectual disabilities - children gaining maximum life chance benefits;
  • Every Child Matters and The National Service Framework for Children, Young People and Maternity Service;
  • finding the right support;
  • existing services - for parents with intellectual disabilities in United Kingdom (UK);
  • Good Practice Guidance - empowering parents through accessible information, communication and independent advocacy;
  • barriers to positive support;
  • “parenting with support” - supporting parents with intellectual disabilities;
  • positive relationships with professionals - underpinning parental empowerment;
  • multi-agency support - developing comprehensive support for parents with intellectual disabilities

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Policy and Practice Gap

  • Finding the Right Support?

  • Conclusion

  • Principles for Practice

  • Acknowledgment

  • References