Reconceptualising Aprental Non Engagement In Child Protection

Reconceptualising parental non-engagement in child protection: Frontline Briefing (2020)

Published: 06/02/2020

Author: Taggart D, Mason C, Webb S


This briefing builds on findings from Broadhurst et al’s (2017) research on vulnerable birth mothers in recurrent care proceedings. It makes the case for reconceptualising parental ‘non-engagement’ with services - proposing that an understanding of how some parents’ experiences of adversity and trauma in their own childhood can help to understand why they may find service engagement difficult.