About the Author
Jeanne Carlin qualified as a social worker in 1990. She initially worked in child protection in Humberside and then moved on to manage the children's disability service for Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. In 2001 she left full time employment to become a Disability Consultant in children's services. Jeanne's interest and passion in this area of work comes from her role as a parent of a young woman, who has multiple impairments and complex health needs. Jeanne is now retired but continues to contribute and campaign in the disability field. Jan Delamore is a trained social worker who has specialised in services to disabled children since 1988. She began working as an independent trainer and consultant in 2002, providing consultancy and training to various local authorities and voluntary organisations in England and Wales. She has also written guidance and a number of publications. As well as her professional experience, Jan brings personal knowledge of the impact of disability on families, having a brother with a learning disability and a grandson who has autism.