The Working Together with Parents Network (WTPN) have published a new version of their Good Practice Guidance on Working With Parents With Learning Disabilities.
It explores the key features of good practice, with lots of examples.
It also includes some essential takeaways from a meeting with parents with learning disabilities in Bristol.
Following this, the guide focuses on good practice where safeguarding procedures are necessary.
Finally, the guidance explores good practice in commissioning.
Essential Guidance for Everyone
This good practice guidance is not just for professionals involved in child protection proceedings.
It contains useful information for anyone working with a family affected by parental learning disability. This also includes situations where no child protection issues have been formally raised. Indeed, these good practice principles may prevent the need for some families to reach child protection stages at all.
You can access the guidance here.
Working With Parents With Learning Disabilities – Other Resources
- ACTing to Support Parents. The Home Office Family Support Grant Programme’s research project aims to develop a comprehensive support scheme for parents with learning disabilities. Learn more.
- Making The Difference: Supporting Parents With Learning Disabilities. A three year pilot project looking at the support needs of parents with learning disabilities. Learn more.
- Supporting Parents With Learning Disabilities – Training. This course considers the needs of children with parents with learning disabilities. But at the same time, it also explores the needs of the parents with learning disabilities for appropriate help and support. Learn more.