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EVENT POSTPONED: Working in partnership with families – Did a red-hot idea become a luke warm bath?

Event Name EVENT POSTPONED: Working in partnership with families – Did a red-hot idea become a luke warm bath?
Start Date 24th Mar 2020 3:00pm
End Date 24th Mar 2020 5:00pm
Duration 2 hours
Description

This event has been postponed and we will attempt to reschedule it for later in the year. 

Families have repeatedly told us, through multiple studies, what they find helpful and unhelpful in their encounters with social workers when there are concerns about their children. Research has also told us how much families value inclusive, respectful practices. This seminar will focus on why, despite the evidence supporting involvement, it's still so difficult for families to feel included and to exercise influence over the help they receive. Recent research, by Morris and Featherstone reveals that families continue to describe at best an uneven experience of practice, and recent developments in approaches to family involvement (including the use of randomised control tests to examine the use of FGCs) raise further questions. Barriers to involvement are complex and deep rooted, and raise moral and ethical challenges about rights and responsibilities. 

Kate Morris Photo