Parents’ participation in the life of children in care: What social workers say about it


Valentina Calcaterra


After a theoretical introduction of the concept of participation and brief outline of research on parents’ participation in child protection, a detailed analysis is presented of the results of research on parents’ participation in the life of their children removed from home and living in three children’s homes. Specifically, the viewpoint of child protection social workers regarding the advantages and critical issues of parents’ participation in the life of their children in children’s homes is highlighted.


Keywords

Participation, parents, child protection, children’s home, social work.



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