Stereotypes, parents with intellectual disability and child protection
Authors: McConnell, David; Llewellyn, Gwynnyth
Source: Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, Volume 24, Number 3, August 2002 , pp. 297-317(21)
Abstract:As more people with intellectual disability have children, serious concerns are being raised about the unusually high rate at which their children are removed. This review describes how parents with intellectual disability fare in child protection and court processes and offers both an empirical and a legal critique of frequently encountered presumptions about their parenting capacity.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney
Publication date: August 1, 2002