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This article discusses the misconceptions and overt discrimination which surrounds parents with an intellectual disability. The child protection system perceives disability as an automatic risk factor, discriminating against the parent while claiming to protect the child's interest. Writing on behalf of the Office of the Public Advocate, Sykes recommends the system act proactively by encouraging better support to parents through strategies that build on strengths and account for the unique family situation.

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Author
David Sykes
Source
The Age online 26/9/2003
Publisher
Publication Date
25 May 2005
Category
Professionals
Keywords
Advocacy, Families, Child Care
Origin
Australia

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