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Lived experiences of Special Education Schools in England: Key considerations for social work practice

Smith, Julia, Lynes, Mark, English-Peach, Charles Mark and Sealey, Clive (2022) Lived experiences of Special Education Schools in England: Key considerations for social work practice. British Journal of Social Work. ISSN 1468-263X - Print ISSN 0045-3102 (In Press)

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This paper presents the lived experiences of attending special educations schools in England from the perspectives of three individuals over different times and for different reasons. The focus on the lived experiences is to detail the real-life impact that attending special schools can have on individuals. The accounts all highlight that while the individuals had positive experiences from attending special schools, a recurring negative theme from all three individuals is that of a pervading sense of low expectations. The accounts detail the long-term impact of this recurring negative theme for the individuals, and key considerations for social work in the context of the increased use of special schools through the practice of Education Health and Care (EHC) plans.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Allied Health and Community
Depositing User: Clive Sealey
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2022 17:45
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2022 16:44

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