Researching the experiences and views of deaf and disabled young people and young adults who have been abused about the child protection system.

  • Taylor, Julie (Principal Investigator)
  • Fry, Deborah (Co-investigator)
  • Cameron, Audrey (Researcher)
  • Franklin, Anita (Researcher)
  • Jones, Christine (Researcher)
  • Stalker, Kirsten (Co-Investigator (External))

Project Details


This study brings together research leaders in the field of both child protection and disability studies to understand the key issues in the accessibility and efficacy of the child protection system for deaf and disabled children and young people. This study will provide data to determine the enablers and barriers in help seeking, recognition and response to abuse from the view of deaf and disabled young people and young adults in the four nations of the United Kingdom.

Layman's description

Talking about Child Protection - young deaf and/or disabled people and their views. The University of Edinburgh, led by Professor Julie Taylor, with partners from Strathclyde and Coventry Universities are undertaking an NSPCC funded research study exploring the experiences and views of maltreated deaf or disabled children and young people about Child Protection Services. This issue has not been explored from the perspective of disabled children and young people before in the UK, so it is hoped that the study will provide valuable lessons about how services can better protect and support them.
Effective start/end date1/09/1331/12/14


  • UK-based charities: £27,000.00


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