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Assessing parental capacity to change when children are on the edge of care: an overview of current research evidence

By Harriet Ward, Rebecca Brown and Georgia Hyde-Dryden


This is a report.Assessing Parental Capacity to Change when Children are on the Edge of Care is an\ud overview of current research evidence, bringing together some of the key research\ud messages concerning factors which promote or inhibit parental capacity to change in\ud families where there are significant child protection concerns. It is intended to serve as a\ud reference resource for social workers in their work to support families where children’s\ud safety and developmental functioning are at risk. Its purpose is also to assist social\ud workers and children’s guardians in delivering more focused and robust assessments of\ud parenting capability and parental capacity to change, and assist judges and other legal\ud professionals in evaluating the quality of assessment work in court proceedings. The\ud report brings together research findings from a wide range of disciplines, which are not\ud otherwise readily available in one location for social workers, family justice professionals\ud and other practitioners with safeguarding responsibilities. [Continues

Publisher: Department for Education © Loughborough University
Year: 2014
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