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Research into Deaf and disabled young people's experiences of Child Protection

Talking about Child Protection

The University of Edinburgh, led by Professor Julie Taylor, with partners from Strathclyde and Coventry Universities are undertaking a NSPCC funded research study exploring the experiences and views of maltreated deaf and/ or disabled children and young people about Child Protection Services.

This issue has not been explored from the perspective of deaf or disabled children and young people before in the UK, so it is hoped that the study will provide valuable lessons about how services can better protect and support them.

The research team will be interviewing deaf or disabled people over 11 years old from across the UK who have either experience of the child protection system, or who may have been abused but did not access services. Interviews will be made accessible according to the person's individual needs.

If you are a deaf and/or disable person who would like to tell your story about your experience of child protection services, you can find more information at www.childprotection.ed.ac.uk/public-information-participate-in-research/talking-about-child-protection where there are BSL video clips with voice-over.

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