The aim of this research was to explore how social care workers view their role in providing support to parents of children or adults with an Intellectual Disability. The data was collected using semi-structured individual interviews with two practising Social Care Workers with experience working in Intellectual Disability Services, who were part of the research team. It was found that Social Care Workers view themselves as having a role in supporting parents with a child or adult with ID, even where the primary service user engaged with their organisation, was the child or adult with ID. However, while this was identified by the interviewees as being a crucial element of their role it was not always defined as being part of their role or job description within their organisation.
Barretto, Christine; Byrne, Catherine; Delaney, Mairead; Harrington, Aine; and Kazokova, Kira
"Supports for Parents of Children with an Intellectual Disability: The Social Care Worker’s View,"
Journal of Social Care:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://arrow.tudublin.ie/jsoc/vol1/iss1/6