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Disabled Children: A Legal Handbook 2nd edition

Author: Steve Broach, Luke Clements and Janet Read
Price: Free

Disabled children: a legal handbook is an authoritative yet accessible guide to the legal rights of disabled children and their families in England and Wales. The authors expertly navigate the many, often overlapping, sources of law, explaining the difference between what public bodies must do to support disabled children and that which they may do.

The handbook aims to empower disabled children and their families through a greater understanding of their rights and entitlements. It is essential reading for the families of disabled children, their advocates and lawyers, voluntary and statutory sector advisers, commissioners, managers and lawyers working for public authorities, education, social and health care professionals, students and academics.

Each chapter has been adapted into a PDF for you to download for free:

Chapter 1 - Understanding disabled children's lives
Chapter 2 - Legal fundamentals
Chapter 3 - children's services
Chapter 4 - Education
Chapter 5 - Health
Chapter 6 - Housing
Chapter 7 - Decision-making: The legal framework
Chapter 8 - Carers
Chapter 9 - Equality and non-discrimination
Chapter 10 - Transition to adulthood
Chapter 11 - Remedies

 The handbook is also available to purchase in hard copy at

You can also download the handbook on the kindle store