The importance of specialist advocacy services for parents with learning disabilities
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The importance of specialist advocacy services for parents with learning disabilities

Sue English Community nurse, Learning disability, Community Team Learning Disability, Newcastle upon Tyne Alison is a parent with a learning disability, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sue English describes an advocacy service for parents who need support in court and service user Alison provides a first-hand account of how it helped her to understand the legal proceedings

Parents who have learning disabilities often require additional support to be able to look after their children and keep them from being taken into care. Sue English and service user Alison describe a specialist advocacy service that used to provide support to such parents in Newcastle.

Learning Disability Practice. 13, 1,25-27. doi: 10.7748/ldp2010.02.13.1.25.c7542

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