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‘I’m just a mother, I’m nothing special, they’re all professionals’: parental advocacy as an aid to parental engagement

Featherstone, Brid and Fraser , Claire (2012). ‘I’m just a mother, I’m nothing special, they’re all professionals’: parental advocacy as an aid to parental engagement. Child & Family Social Work, 17(2) pp. 244–253.

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Abstract

This article discusses findings from an evaluation of an advocacy scheme for parents whose children were subject to child protection proceedings including a pilot project where co-operation between parents and professionals was an issue. Three case-studies offer accounts of practices that are gendered and occur against a backdrop of etnic disadvantage. The article suggests that current debates about reform need to recognise the need to support parents to manage intimidating systems.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1365-2206
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 33238
Depositing User: Brigid Featherstone
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2012 08:13
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2013 11:53
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/33238
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