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dc.rights.licenseCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License
dc.contributor.authorClark, Annen
dc.contributor.authorFitzsimons, Dermoten
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-19T10:01:47Z
dc.date.available2018-12-19T10:01:47Z
dc.date.issued2018-12-18
dc.identifier.citationClark, A. & Fitzsimons, D. (2018) Awareness of and support for speech, language and communication needs in Children’s Hearings. Scottish Journal of Residential Child Care, 17 (4), pp. 70-91.en
dc.identifier.issn1478-1840en
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/9145
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.celcis.org/files/3615/4505/9575/2018_Vol_17_No_4_Clark_A_Communication_needs.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.celcis.org/knowledge-bank/search-bank/journal/scottish-journal-residential-child-care-vol-17-4/
dc.description.abstractLooked-after children commonly experience speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) (McCool & Stevens, 2011; Department for Education, 2017). Unidentified and unmet SLCN have negative effects on children’s educational attainment as well as social, emotional and mental health (Law, Rush, Parsons & Schoon, 2009). In Scotland, the institutional body with primary responsibility to address the needs of looked-after children is Children’s Hearings Scotland (CHS). The focal means of decision-making is the Hearing. Previous FOI requests showed very few referrals from the Hearings to SLT services (Clark & Fitzsimons, 2016). Panel Members’ and Children’s Reporters’ views on children’s SLCN and on support for these needs in Hearings were gathered using an online questionnaire. 35 responses were received. Findings emphasised the importance of a child’s individual needs. Many respondents had concerns over a child’s communication during the Hearings process. SLTs rarely attend Hearings. Barriers to effective communication were seen to be intrinsic to the child, but also within the environment. The paper concludes that an increased role for SLTs within the Hearings System would be beneficial, both working directly with children to support their SLCN, and training and supporting decision makers in developing confidence to refer children to SLT services.en
dc.description.urihttps://www.celcis.org/knowledge-bank/sircc-journal/en
dc.format.extent70-91en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCELCIS (Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children in Scotland)en
dc.relation.ispartofScottish Journal of Residential Child Careen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectSpeechen
dc.subjectLanguage and Communication Needsen
dc.subjectChildren’s Hearingsen
dc.subjectParticipationen
dc.subjectAwarenessen
dc.titleAwareness of and support for speech, language and communication needs in Children’s Hearingsen
dc.typeArticleen
dcterms.accessRightspublic
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-10-01
dc.description.volume17en
dc.description.ispublishedpub
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
rioxxterms.publicationdate2018-12-18
refterms.dateFCA2018-12-19
refterms.dateFCD2018-12-19
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qmu.authorClark, Annen
qmu.authorFitzsimons, Dermoten
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dc.description.number4en
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