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This webinar presented findings from a Churchill Fellowship project completed in 2018 that explored best practice and research evidence on family inclusion initiatives in the USA, Canada, Norway and the UK. The webinar challenged dichotomised thinking about parents and children in child protection, and argued for a reconceptualisation of family inclusion that recognises and addresses the social context of child removal. It also discussed the evidence base for practical innovations in family-inclusive practice in three areas, including parent-to-parent peer work, a greater focus on carer and parent relationships, and parent leadership.
A full recording of this webinar is available on our YouTube Channel.
The audio, transcript and presentation slides are also available.
- 'If a community values its children, it must cherish their parents': Family inclusion initiatives in child welfare
This report presents findings of a 2016 Churchill Fellowship research project that explored innovative parent/family inclusion and partnership approaches in child welfare based in the USA, Canada, Norway and the UK.
- Family Inclusion Strategies in the Hunter (FISH)
The FISH website hosts a range of submissions and reports relating to family inclusion strategies in child protection.
- ‘No voice, no opinion, nothing’: Parent experiences when children are removed and placed in care (PDF)
This research report, published by the University of Newcastle and Life Without Barriers, explores the importance of family inclusion in child protection and out-of-home care practice, as well as the importance of family relationships for children in care.
- No voice, no opinion, nothing’: Parents’ experiences when children are removed and placed in care
This CFCA short article discusses recent research that suggests that parents whose children have been placed into out-of-home care should be more meaningfully included in their lives.
- Learning from the experiences of parents with children in care
This CFCA webinar explored the experiences of parents with children in care and outlined emerging family inclusive practice strategies.
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