Investigating the numbers of Children in Care with Autism (Student Project)

Tracey Emery.

BSc (Hons) Psychology, MBPsS.

This project will analyse the results of an enquiry made under the freedom of information act by a parent regarding the number of children in care with a diagnosis of autism. This is a key area of research since this investigation has suggested that children in this population may be under-diagnosed and therefore unable to access support and interventions which could enable them to reach their full potentials. The data will be analysed using both qualitative and quantitative methods and seeks to answer important questions related to children in care with special educational needs. You can read in detail about the project’s findings here. The link to the published paper is here.