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Developing a code of practice for the removal of children from parents with a disability
The Pride and Prejudice Report developed by the Disability Discrimination Legal Service and Forgotten Families Report demonstrates that the removal of children from parents with disabilities is based on an assumption that people with disabilities cannot care for children in their best interests.
Legal action under State or Federal anti-discrimination laws might be available to a parent to challenge such a decision. The development of a code of practice for the removal of children from parents with a disability might prevent DHS and the Children's Court from removing children from parents with a disability until all the possible adapted techniques a parent with a disability has developed and accommodations for the parent are tested.
|CLC/Agency||Disability Discrimination Legal Service|
|Categories||Click to expand[+]|
|Project uploaded to CLEAR||13th September 2011|
|Contact Person||Adam Jones|
|Contact Position||Law Reform Policy Worker|
|Contact Phone||(03) 9654 8644|
|Production/Delivery Date||November-December 2011|
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|Review Date||20th September 2012|