Other advocacy

Below are some of the advocacy activities by other agencies regarding siblings.

Anglicare’s Social Policy and Research Unit has released its report, Caring for a Child with Intellectual Disability and Challenging Behaviours, which also includes an exploration of the impacts on siblings and their needs. It recommends that ‘separate assessment of carer and siblings needs should be undertaken’.

Families Australia followed up from the RANZCP work (see next reference) by running focus sessions with adult siblings. The document Towards improved recognition and support for siblings of those with a chronic condition explores the issues and sets out some directions for the future.

Addressing the needs of siblings of children with disability or chronic illness, Position Paper 69