Working with parents with intellectual disabilities in childcare proceedings

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This chapter focuses on how to support parents with intellectual developmental disabilities (IDD) to be the best parent possible. While this chapter offers a particular focus for parents who are involved in child protection proceedings the principles discussed should be utilised when providing early, preventative support for parents with IDD so that serious concerns for the welfare of their children do not arise. This chapter begins by introducing parents with IDD, the issues they might face and the terms used to describe this group of parents. It also discusses the issues relating to engaging parents with support and is followed by recommendations of Best Practice in supporting parents with IDD when they are involved in child protection.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Wiley Handbook of What Works in Child Maltreatment
Subtitle of host publicationAn Evidence-Based Approach to Assessment and Intervention in Child Protection
EditorsLouise Dixon, Daniel Perkins, Catherine Hamilton-Giachritsis., Leam Craig
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781118976104
ISBN (Print)9781118976173
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017


  • Parents with learning difficulties
  • child protection
  • Parents with intellectual disabilities
  • What works

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