Children with Disabilities
Children with disabilities and their families will receive a service based on the following principles:
- Children and young people with disabilities will have access to support to ensure that they can participate in the same opportunities as any other young child or person in Guernsey.
- Children, young people and their families will be involved in the planning, design and delivery of services with their views and opinions taken into consideration at all times.
- They can expect a service that will take account of the social model of disability i.e. where disability is seen in the context of the social factors which create barriers, and not the impairment itself.
- Information about services will be readily available and in accessible formats. Information will allow children with disabilities and their parents / carers to make informed decisions, understand their entitlement to services and how to access them.
- Services will be child and family-centred and provide continuity across all areas of a child's life. They will be of high standard, valued by children with disabilities and parent / carers, and will ensure positive outcomes.
- Island services will be inclusive, welcoming and used by children and young people with disabilities. Where necessary, children with disabilities will have ready access to specialist services to assist their inclusion.
- Early identification, support and interventions will be available to children and young people with disabilities and their families, including specialist services, aids, equipment and adaptations.
- Services will be accessible for all children with disabilities regardless of their ethnic origin, culture, language and different faith or religious belief.
- Children with disabilities will be encouraged to take part in their assessment and enabled to express their own views about their wishes and feelings at all times about things that affect them.
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