Peter Limbrick writes: TAC is horizontal because it is always a small team of equals. This is true whether it is a parent, child-minder, therapist and social worker around a disabled infant (Team Around the Child) or relative, neighbour and nurse around a frail elderly person in hospital (Team Aroun
Editorial comment: TAC Bulletin readers might have seen my laments, about the demise of CCNUK (Care Co-ordination Network UK) which was supposed to promote keyworker support for families of disabled children and then fizzled out mysteriously. CCNUK began in 2000 with the strong winds of both
The Team Around the Child approach as a whole system of intervention
In this approach to disabled children, a small individualised team or TAC (the Team Around the Child) is established around each child and family. Each child’s TAC is more effective, creative, wise and powerful than the individua
In promoting the idea of the 'multifaceted condition' in this essay, I am going to argue against the traditional idea that an infant can have 'multiple disabilities' that must be treated by 'multiple practitioners'.
The phenomena 'pantry' and 'pastry' might help me get my point across. As words the
Editorial comment: It is not my intent to cynically exploit a family tragedy to help me develop the argument for effective family support. But Mr Clarence, after the trial of his wife who had killed the three of their children who suffered from spinal muscular atrophy type 2, said that lessons need
1 On 14 July 1933, an act was passed concerning 'the preventive measures for giving birth to individuals with hereditary defects', which left the possibility of practising euthanasia open for Nazi doctors, and introduced a precedent for using law against practically any form of human life.
This article is as a short introduction to the TAC approach. TAC began at the turn of the millennium and has been taken up in many parts of the world. When disabled people, parents and carers know what TAC is they will know whether they need it or not.
If you feel you are getting the support you n
Summary: We have in the UK an increasing population of children with neurological impairment and consequent multiple disabilities or 'multifaceted conditions'. There is a danger of these children and their families being overloaded in the first years by too many practitioners with too many disciplin