Social Inclusion for All Disabled Children and Young People

Adele Boyd1, Claire Kerr1, Bronagh Byrne2, Fiona Lynn1, Karen McConnell1, Kyleigh Lough3, Alix Crawford3   1SoNM, 2SSSESW, 3Mae Murray Foundation

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Abstract

Title: Social Inclusion for All Disabled Children and Young People (CYP)
Background:
Disabled CYP are at risk of being isolated and socially excluded. This project was co-created with the Mae Murray Foundation (MMF), a Northern Ireland charity that strives for true participation for all in leisure and social settings. The project will use a rights based, co-production approach, working with disabled CYP to investigate social inclusion.
Aims:
1. Understand the meaning of social inclusion from the perspectives of disabled CYP, including those with complex needs, who live in Northern Ireland.
2. Understand how social inclusion is understood by other stakeholders including parents/carers of disabled CYP, their siblings and wider family circle, non-disabled CYP, and agencies that provide community-based services.
3. Undertake an evidence synthesis and economic evaluation of a shared social care model for disabled CYP, including those with more complex needs.

Methods:
Research objective 1: Semi-structured interviews will be conducted with 20-30 disabled CYP using participatory methods. Data will be analysed using framework analysis.
Research objective 2: Semi-structured interviews with other key stakeholders identified by the MMF, analysed using framework analysis.
Research objective 3: Findings from objectives 1 and 2 will inform the scope of the evidence synthesis and economic evaluation of shared social care.

Discussion:
Study findings will be used by the MMF to inform service development. Additionally, other service providers and policy-makers may use the study findings to ensure that social inclusion needs and wishes of CYP with complex disabilities are addressed. Social exclusion is detrimental to the physical and mental health of CYP with complex disabilities and adversely impacts on their opportunities to develop within further education and employment.
Implications for Practice
This study will provide practice implications in relation for (1) social inclusion, and (2) shared social care, for disabled CYP, particularly including those with more complex needs.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted - 23 Apr 2021
EventSchool of Nursing and Midwifery Research Showcase - Queen's University, Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 May 202126 May 2021

Conference

ConferenceSchool of Nursing and Midwifery Research Showcase
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBelfast
Period26/05/202126/05/2021

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