Parenting skills
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Parenting skills

Clare Arnold Senior community nurse, Community Learning Disability Team in North Tyneside, part of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust

Clare Arnold describes an innovative project which is designed to support parents who have a learning disability

The Valuing People White Paper (Department of Health 2001) recognised that people with learning disabilities can be good parents. However, it acknowledged that such parents are often socially and economically disadvantaged, can make heavy demands on child welfare services and are more likely to have their children looked after by local authorities. This means they may require considerable support.

Learning Disability Practice. 6, 3, 10-14. doi: 10.7748/ldp2003.04.6.3.10.c7659

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