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Call for Papers for contributions to special edition of Child Care in Practice: Valuing Disabled Children and Young People

Child Care in Practice intends to publish a special issue of the journal in 2015 focused on disabled children and young people and their families. The guest editors of this special issue will be Dr Berni Kelly and Dr Bronagh Byrne from the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, Queen’s University Belfast. Deadline for abstracts:  14 October 2013.

Special Edition: Valuing Disabled Children and Young People
 
Guest Editors: Dr Berni Kelly & Dr Bronagh Byrne (Queen’s University Belfast)
 
The lives of disabled children and young people have been the subject of renewed attention in recent years. For example, approaches to childhood disability, both across the UK and internationally, are increasingly grounded in multi-disciplinary perspectives including disability studies, the sociology of childhood, health and psychology. Furthermore, there is an increasing emphasis on the development and use of innovative methods for engaging with disabled children and young people across a range of policy, practice and research contexts, and acknowledgement of the heterogeneous experiences of disabled children and young people across other aspects of their identities including age, impairment experience, culture and family context. Within the global context of disability and children’s rights, and national welfare reform, there is also concern about the wellbeing of disabled children and young people and associated outcomes including their over-representation in the public care system and the impact of poverty on disabled children and their families.
 
Child Care in Practice intends to publish a special issue of the journal in 2015 focused on disabled children and young people and their families. The guest editors of this special issue will be Dr Berni Kelly and Dr Bronagh Byrne from the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work, Queen’s University Belfast.
Papers are invited for consideration on any of the following themes:
 
·         health and wellbeing;
·         participation and inclusion;
·         education and transitions;
·         protection; and
·         family support.
 
Papers are invited which address contemporary debates about issues impacting on the lives of disabled children and young people and their families to inform future childhood disability research, policy and practice.
 
We are interested in papers based on empirical research, theoretical perspectives, current policy and practice issues and participatory approaches for working with disabled children and young people.
 
Submission details:
Authors considering contributing a paper to the special edition should submit a 250 word abstract summarising the title, authors, focus and main points of the article by 14 October 2013. Please send abstracts to Cait Morgan, Assistant Editor at: childcareinpractice@qub.ac.uk.
 
All abstracts will be acknowledged and a final decisions made by 18 October 2013. The first draft of papers must be submitted by 10th January 2014 and all papers will be subject to the usual peer review process of the journal. For full instructions for authors visit: www.tandfonline.com/cccp.
 
 

Tags: child care in practice, disabilities, disabled children and young people, disability research, policy development
Published Aug. 23, 2013 11:49 AM