Towards a Cross-Sectoral Approach to Inclusion of Children with Disabilities

This policy brief provides guidance on the future reforms of services for children with disabilities provided by the health, social and education sector.

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UNICEF/2015

Highlights

This policy brief provides guidance on the future reforms of services for children with disabilities provided by the health, social and  education sector. Lack of cross-sectoral collaboration and coordination coupled with limited availability, accessibility and  affordability of necessary services, contribute to late identification,  referral and appropriate care for many children and families. This leads to discrimination and exclusion. Presented in two parts -  analysis of the Current Situation and Possible ways Forward - this brief provides evidence-based guidance for both policy makers and service providers in order to address system barriers that prevent children with disabilities from taking up their rightful place in society.

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Author(s)
UNICEF
Publication date
Languages
English, Macedonian
ISBN
978-608-4787-35-8

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