Demonstration practice project: an exploration of professional views of parental participation in child protection conferences following the introduction of ‘Children First’ in the Midland Health Board

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/84260
Title:
Demonstration practice project: an exploration of professional views of parental participation in child protection conferences following the introduction of ‘Children First’ in the Midland Health Board
Authors:
Guinan, Brendan
Affiliation:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Publisher:
Trinity College Dublin (TCD)
Issue Date:
3-Jun-2003
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/84260
Item Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Description:
This demonstration practice project examines professionals’ perceptions of parental participation in child protection conferences following the introduction of ‘Children First’ in the Midland Health Board. The methodology used to undertake this small study is research questions for completion by a sample of professionals invited to attend eight child protection conferences in a two-month period in the first half of 2003. The findings suggest that while professionals are in favour of parental participation in child protection conferences, there are difficulties for their participation. They include not showing their reports to the parent before the conference, not discussing all of their concerns in the conference and, professionals’ views that parents do not participate in decision-making. The researcher queries if child protection conferences are consistent in their attempt to ensure that parents fully participate and are involved in the decision-making process. Additionally, it was noted that general practitioners did not attend a majority of conferences surveyed. The researcher concludes by making some recommendations.
Keywords:
CHILD HEALTH; CHILD PROTECTION

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGuinan, Brendanen
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-14T15:53:01Z-
dc.date.available2009-10-14T15:53:01Z-
dc.date.issued2003-06-03-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/84260-
dc.descriptionThis demonstration practice project examines professionals’ perceptions of parental participation in child protection conferences following the introduction of ‘Children First’ in the Midland Health Board. The methodology used to undertake this small study is research questions for completion by a sample of professionals invited to attend eight child protection conferences in a two-month period in the first half of 2003. The findings suggest that while professionals are in favour of parental participation in child protection conferences, there are difficulties for their participation. They include not showing their reports to the parent before the conference, not discussing all of their concerns in the conference and, professionals’ views that parents do not participate in decision-making. The researcher queries if child protection conferences are consistent in their attempt to ensure that parents fully participate and are involved in the decision-making process. Additionally, it was noted that general practitioners did not attend a majority of conferences surveyed. The researcher concludes by making some recommendations.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTrinity College Dublin (TCD)en
dc.subjectCHILD HEALTHen
dc.subjectCHILD PROTECTIONen
dc.titleDemonstration practice project: an exploration of professional views of parental participation in child protection conferences following the introduction of ‘Children First’ in the Midland Health Boarden
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Service Executive (HSE)en
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