CECW Information Sheet #32E. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto, Faculty of Social Work.
Children with disabilities are at greater risk of maltreatment than children without disabilities. In addition, because these children are particularly vulnerable, they are more likely to require the support or protection of a child welfare agency than other children. The Children with Disabilities Receiving Services from Child Welfare Agencies in Manitoba study was conducted to create a profile of children with disabilities who were receiving services from child and family service agencies in Manitoba. The profile described 1,869 children with disabilities who were receiving services on September 1, 2004. The study looked at the nature of their disabilities and their care needs.