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Forced marriage of people with learning disabilities: a human rights issue (2017)
Journal Article
Clawson, R., & Fyson, R. (in press). Forced marriage of people with learning disabilities: a human rights issue. Disability and Society, doi:10.1080/09687599.2017.1320271. ISSN 0968-7599

This paper reports some of the findings of an exploratory study which sought to better understand the demographics of forced marriage of people with learning disabilities and the contexts in which such marriages may occur. It was found that forced ma... Read More

Acquired brain injury, social work and the challenges of personalisation (2015)
Journal Article
Holloway, M., & Fyson, R. (2015). Acquired brain injury, social work and the challenges of personalisation. British Journal of Social Work, doi:10.1093/bjsw/bcv039. ISSN 0045-3102

Increasing numbers of adults in the UK are living with acquired brain injury (ABI), with those affected requiring immediate medical care and longer-term rehabilitative and social care. Despite their social needs, limited attention has been paid to pe... Read More

Building an evidence base for adult safeguarding?: problems with the reliability and validity of adult safeguarding databases (2015)
Journal Article
Fyson, R. (2015). Building an evidence base for adult safeguarding?: problems with the reliability and validity of adult safeguarding databases. British Journal of Social Work, 45(3), doi:10.1093/bjsw/bct163. ISSN 0045-3102

This article considers current adult safeguarding policy guidelines for England, which require local authorities to collect adult safeguarding data for the purposes of research and service development. It then moves on to report some of the findings... Read More

Inclusion or outcomes?: tensions in the involvement of people with learning disabilities in strategic planning (2014)
Journal Article
Fyson, R., & Fox, L. (2014). Inclusion or outcomes?: tensions in the involvement of people with learning disabilities in strategic planning. Disability and Society, 29(2), doi:10.1080/09687599.2013.776491. ISSN 0968-7599

Social inclusion is a key principle which underpins the provision of services for people with learning disabilities in England. Learning Disability Partnership Boards, which are responsible for local strategic planning of learning disability services... Read More

Independence or Protection - does it have to be a choice? Reflections on the abuse people with learning disabilities in Cornwall (2007)
Journal Article
Fyson, R., & Kitson, D. (2007). Independence or Protection - does it have to be a choice? Reflections on the abuse people with learning disabilities in Cornwall. Critical Social Policy, 27(3), ISSN 0261-0183

This commentary will use recent events in Cornwall to highlight the ongoing abuse of adults with learning disabilities in England. It will critically explore how two parallel policy agendas – namely, the promotion of choice and independence for adult... Read More

Young people with learning disabilities who sexually harm others: the role of criminal justice within a multi-agency response (2007)
Journal Article
Fyson, R. (2007). Young people with learning disabilities who sexually harm others: the role of criminal justice within a multi-agency response. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 35(3), ISSN 1354-4187

This paper outlines the key findings from a recent study of statutory service responses to young people with learning disabilities who show sexually inappropriate or abusive behaviours, with a particular focus on the involvement of criminal justice a... Read More