Professionals, mentally handicapped children and confidential files

Date

1986

Advisors

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

ISSN

0267-4645

Volume Title

Publisher

Carfax

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

The professional files kept on ESN (S) children contain self-contradictory justifications for school placements; damaging social stereotyping; moral evaluation of parents; professional procedures involving circularity of thought, and attempts by professionals to protect themselves from the type of abuse to which they subject the children and their parents. On the basis that confidentiality offends both quality of information and basic human rights, the abolition of such confidential or secret files is demanded.

Description

Keywords

Professionals; clients; learning disability; files; human rights, Professionals, clients, learning disability, files, human rights

Citation

Dyson, SM. (1986) Professionals, mentally handicapped children and confidential files Disability, Handicap and Society 1 (1) pp. 73-87.

Rights

Research Institute

Institute for Allied Health Sciences Research