Rights, responsibilities and pragmatic practice: Family participation in case reviews

Morris, Kate, Brandon, Marian ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1654-1819 and Tudor, Paul (2015) Rights, responsibilities and pragmatic practice: Family participation in case reviews. Child Abuse Review, 24 (3). 198–209. ISSN 0952-9136

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This article considers the experiences of families and professionals in case reviews where a child has died/suffered serious injury as a result or abuse or neglect. There is an expectation in the four UK nations that families will be included in such case reviews. The article draws on a study of policies and practices, and family accounts of involvement. An overview of UK policies and practices is described, and the broader questions that emerge for participatory practices identified. Family experiences in this complex area of practice are considered, and recommendations made for practice. The uneven picture of family involvement is argued to reflect uncertainty about the purpose, value and role of family involvement. Concerns are raised about the unresolved dilemmas arising from family involvement and the potential for practice to be unhelpful if not carefully examined

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: case reviews,injury,family participation
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Social Work
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Child Protection & Family Support
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Centres > Centre for Research on Children and Families
Depositing User: Julie Frith
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2013 10:57
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2024 01:34
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/41579
DOI: 10.1002/car.2272

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