Small, Katherine and Ward, Salli and Redgrave, Jayne and Vasi, Adnaan and Golarb, Sharon
What are the effects of integrated working within children’s
contact services? (Sharing our experience, Practitioner-led research 2008-2009; PLR0809/073).
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Practitioner-led research explored integrated working practices in children’s contact services. Experiences of children, parents and practitioners in private law proceedings (focusing on three different child contact services that support children and families in complex circumstances) were gathered through semi-structured interviews, questionnaires and focus groups. Eleven parents (six non-resident and five resident), seven children and 23 practitioners participated. Key theme analysis of data allowed themes to emerge. Despite the small scale of the research, several key themes and learning points were identified. The research indicated that there is a clear need for children to be better informed about changes. Additionally, parents need to be better informed about the reality of their situation and, in some centres, practitioners need clearer guidance about what should happen when families move. Effective current integrated working practices were also highlighted. The study provides practitioners with knowledge about how differences in integrated working impact on parents’ promotion of their child’s best interests in terms of contact.
|Item Type:||Document from Web|
|Variant Title:||Salli Ward, Jayne Redgrave, Adnaan Vasi, Sharon Golarb|
|Publisher:||Children’s Workforce Development Council|
|Depositing User:||Editor (1)|
|Date Deposited:||27 May 2011 14:19|
|Last Modified:||03 Jul 2012 18:22|