Publication of ‘Disabled Children: A Handbook

Doughty Street Chambers is pleased to announce the publication of Disabled Children, a legal handbook (Second Edition LAG).

The book is written by a highly experienced team of practitioners, including Martha Spurrier and Louise Price, part of the Doughty Street Chambers public law team. It looks in detail at the the legal rights of disabled children, young people and their families in England. It includes chapters on the law effecting children's education,  children's services , health , housing , carers , equality and non-discrimination , and the rights and duties surrounding transition to adulthood.


It includes detailed coverage of the changes in the law on special educational needs and disability (SEND) included in Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014 and the SEND Code of Practice, including education, health and care (EHC) plans; Working Together to Safeguard Children guidance (2015) and local authority social care duties to disabled children; how the changes to the National Health Service introduced by the Health and Social Care Act 2012 impact on disabled children; detailed information on how to obtain suitable housing for disabled children and their families under the Housing Act 1996; a new chapter on decision-making and mental capacity and increased information on transition to adulthood and on the provision of services for young people under 25.


It is now available to pre-order here.

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