Addressing commonly occurring social care difficulties encountered by disabled children and families

The LEaP (Legal Entitlements and Problem-Solving Programme – Cerebra / University of Leeds, School of Law) is hosting a Conference in Leeds on the 18th October.

This conference aims to identify and discuss commonly occurring problems in accessing key legal rights to health and social care – and how these can be addressed.

Session 1 will offer short updates with discussion on completed research projects, including those on home adaptations and home to school transport. 

Session 2 will be focused on the issue of parent carer blame – covering the experiences of disabled children and their families with the process of social care needs assessments. 

Session 3 will briefly outline the pending research project concerning allegations of fabricated or induced illness (FII) which will be followed by an open session to identify and discuss future research priorities.

The conference is a free event, although numbers are limited.  It will take place at the St George’s Centre (close to Leeds Central Station). A live-streaming of the event is also planned for those unable to join us ‘in person’. 

As with previous conferences our aim is to maximise discussion on key social care legal issues – including gaining feedback on past research and ideas for future research.  We hope that the event will also provide time for those attending to network and share information.

If you wish to join the event, please email Ana - . Please indicate in your email if wish to attend in person or on-line.  We would also be grateful if you can also let us know about any particular need (for example, for access and / or a special dietary need).