Guide for the child welfare services regarding disabled children and youth subject to neglect and abuse
NOVA has been given the assignment to write a guide for the child welfare services about disabled children and youth. In Norway the responsibility for providing and financing services for neglected and abused disabled children are divided between different local authority departments, a division that often cause conflict and disclaim of responsibility. The guide present the particular challenges that the combination of being subject to neglect and being disabled can entail for children and youth and for those providing services for them. The guide shall give the involved services a tool that can help them to avoid unnecessary conflict that can hamper the possibility to find optimal solutions for disabled children.
Department of Childhood, Family and Child Welfare Research
Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs