Mothers and the child protection system

Douglas, Heather and Walsh, Tamara (2009) Mothers and the child protection system. International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family, 23 2: 211-229. doi:10.1093/lawfam/ebp004

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Author Douglas, Heather
Walsh, Tamara
Title Mothers and the child protection system
Journal name International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1464-3707
Publication date 2009-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/lawfam/ebp004
Volume 23
Issue 2
Start page 211
End page 229
Total pages 19
Editor John Eekelaar
Place of publication Oxford
Publisher Oxford University Press
Language eng
Subject C1
180113 Family Law
940406 Legal Processes
Abstract Child protection intervention has increased dramatically in Australia and elsewhere over recent years. The increased intervention has left many parents, especially mothers, feeling bewildered, confused, and distrustful of the legal system. There has been limited research conducted about the experience of mothers involved in legal processes associated with child protection intervention. Drawing on information gathered from focus group discussions with workers who support mothers in child protection interventions, this article explores the role of parent advocates in the child protection sphere. The article concludes that parents should be supported by an advocate at all levels of the child protection intervention process and where this is not possible, strong information sharing protocols should be developed.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Tue, 22 Dec 2009, 23:50:13 EST by Vivianne Mulder on behalf of T.C. Beirne School of Law