Reducing recurrent care proceedings – Mothers Apart Project
There has been a slow recognition in the last few years that families who have their children permanently removed are often not offered services post removal.
The project called “Mothers Apart” was awarded funding from the university’s Small Grants Project. The workshop will describe the model and theoretical underpinnings of the service.
Participants will have a chance to reflect on initiatives and opportunities there are in their own services and opportunities there could be in their services, to address the moral and practical imperative to work with women whose children have been removed.
This half-day session, delivered by Sarah Lewis-Brooke, Senior Lecturer Programme Leader BA Social Work, aims to:
Identify the scale of the problem of recurrent care proceedings and the impact of lack of services.
Identify different ways of working with families whose children have been removed.
Disseminate the findings of the research project about the opinions of women whose children have been removed.
Share a case study of a pilot service, which works intensively with the women and its model.
Explore how other LAs are working with this community of women.