A Diversity of Childhoods: Considering the Looked After Childhood

  • Luke Jones
  • Kirsty Liddiard


  • This chapter centres on the lives of disabled children and ‘Looked After Children’, many of whom are disabled.

  • We ask: Can disabled children’s childhood studies (DCCS) be useful towards thinking about other forms of non-normative childhood?

  • We focus on three areas: (i) surveillance and intimacy; (ii) pathology and psychologisation; and (iii) vulnerability and future.

  • We conclude that DCCS offers new perspectives on the lives of Looked After Children and that it is a framework that can be used to think through other ‘non-normative’ childhoods.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luke Jones
    • 1
  • Kirsty Liddiard
    • 2
  1. 1.Cygnet Health CareBradfordUK
  2. 2.The University of SheffieldSheffieldUK

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