Working with Children with Disabilities

Overview - Working with Children with Disabilities

This course contains an overview of the national and local agenda in relation to children with disabilities, basic knowledge of the range of protection needs of disabled children and information on how you can enable them to communicate about their experiences and provide support.

Lesson Plan

On completion of this module, learners will have covered the following learning objectives:

  • Compare the different views on disability
  • Identify disabilities linked to physical development, cognitive development, language development and social development
  • Explain the medical and social models of disability
  • Describe examples of barriers experienced by children and young people with disabilities and their families
  • Discuss what equality, diversity and inclusion means for children and young people with disabilities, and their families
  • Recognise potential barriers to effective communication and how to overcome them
  • Explain the importance of working in partnership with parents/carers and professionals
  • Describe the roles of other professionals involved in the case of children and young people with disabilities
  • Identify factors which may contribute to the vulnerability of a child or young person with disabilities
  • Describe setting procedures when there are safeguarding concerns of children and young people with disabilities
  • Recognise the organisational, statutory and legal frameworks for protecting young people with disabilities



On completion of this course you will be able to print a Virtual College certificate.


Approximately 1 - 2 hours.

The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

Target Audience

This course is designed for anyone who works with children, young people and their families.

Worried about a child?


Contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

You can phone, or write.

if you believe it is urgent ring immediately:


Thurrock MASH 
Civic Offices

New Road, Grays,


              RM17 6SL


  • 01375 652802


  • Thurrock Council Emergency Duty Team (for out of hours)


  • 01375 372468


  • Police Child Abuse Investigation Team
    CAll 101

Call 999 if you are concerned a child needs immediate protection


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