When I first moved to Singapore, I was initially struck by just how differently the attitude towards children with disabilities were from what I had known it to be in the west. A number of studies have shown the extreme gap in resources for people suffering with mental health disorders throughout Asia. However the longer I live here, I see benefits in the way culturally things are done differently.
The 2006 Child Care Act shows the great measures taken within the UK to ensure the safety of children of all abilities. The act outlined how crucial parents and caregivers were for a child’s healthy development. Acknowledging this group’s healthy well-being ensured the best possible chance for a child’s healthy development. It identified the importance to have access to the support they need, when they need it, in helping to maintain a positive, resilient parent. Documenting imperative factors such as information, advice and signposting to other services would be crucial, while retaining a discrete and dignified system, with which parents feel comfortable in seeking help and advice.
Date Posted: November 27, 2011
Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.), Learning Difficulties