Chapter 7. Being a Parent of a Child with Complex Needs – What Support Works

  1. Jean Teare MSc, BA (Hons), RNT, RGN, RSCN, DN lecturer
  1. Dawn Handley RGN parent community nurse

Published Online: 4 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302615.ch7

Caring for Children with Complex Needs in the Community

Caring for Children with Complex Needs in the Community

How to Cite

Handley, D. (2008) Being a Parent of a Child with Complex Needs – What Support Works, in Caring for Children with Complex Needs in the Community (ed J. Teare), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302615.ch7

Editor Information

  1. University of Bradford, UK

Author Information

  1. University of Bradford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405151771

Online ISBN: 9781444302615

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Keywords:

  • experience of being parent of child with complex needs;
  • blue disability parking badge;
  • negotiation of care with professionals;
  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA);
  • acknowledging parents as best advocates for their child;
  • specialist support in school beneficial;
  • financial support from DLA, Mobility Scheme, and charitable organisations

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Being a parent

  • Reference