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Page URL: https://practice.orangatamariki.govt.nz/previous-practice-centre/knowledge-base-practice-frameworks/disability/
Printed: 26/01/2020
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This page provides an overview of the disability practice triggers designed to support and strengthen social work practice.The disability practice triggers are designed for use by all social work staff.

Every social worker including youth justice, care and protection, adoptions and residential will have worked with a disabled child at some point in their career. The disability practice triggers focus on two key areas: services and supports for disabled children, and the importance of communication with disabled children in order to establish their views. The disability practice triggers are an enhancement to the practice frameworks and work in conjunction with the perspectives and principles.

Disability resources