Ethical practice in disability services : Views of young people and staff

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Robinson, Sally, Graham, Anne, Canosa, Antonia, Moore, Tim, Taylor, Nicola and Boyle, Tess. (2022). Ethical practice in disability services : Views of young people and staff. Ethics and Social Welfare. 16(4), pp. 412-431. https://doi.org/10.1080/17496535.2022.2072519
AuthorsRobinson, Sally, Graham, Anne, Canosa, Antonia, Moore, Tim, Taylor, Nicola and Boyle, Tess
Abstract

In recent years there has been increased focus on supporting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people with disability. This paper reports on a study that asked children and young people with disability and adults who work with them about practices that support their wellbeing and safety, including barriers and enablers to ethical practice. We used the theory of practice architectures to unpack the practices. Findings point to a range of practices that both young people and adults regarded as important in creating the cultural conditions for young people to feel happy, safe and well, albeit placing different emphases on particular practices. Several tensions within and between these practices and the evolving requirements of disability and safeguarding policy environments were also apparent. While often not well articulated, the inherent tensions have implications when considering what children and young people need, particularly those with higher support needs. Findings suggest closer attention needs to be given to the intersection between individual and systemic factors in shaping ethical practice aimed at supporting the wellbeing and safety of children and young people with disability.

Keywordsdisability; children; safety; ethical practice; relationships
Year2022
JournalEthics and Social Welfare
Journal citation16 (4), pp. 412-431
PublisherRoutledge
ISSN1749-6535
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/17496535.2022.2072519
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85132601802
Page range412-431
FunderAustralian Research Council (ARC)
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Output statusPublished
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Online15 May 2022
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Deposited20 Apr 2023
ARC Funded ResearchThis output has been funded, wholly or partially, under the Australian Research Council Act 2001
Grant IDDP180100465
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