Chapter 11. Caught in the Child Protection Net

  1. Gwynnyth Llewellyn Professor Dean Director leader1,
  2. Rannveig Traustadóttir Professor Director former president2,
  3. David McConnell Professor Executive Director former president3 and
  4. Hanna Björg Sigurjónsdóttir Assistant Professor advocate researcher assistant2
  1. David McConnell Professor Executive Director former president3 and
  2. Hanna Björg Sigurjónsdóttir Assistant Professor advocate researcher assistant2

Published Online: 5 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470660393.ch11

Parents with Intellectual Disabilities: Past, Present and Futures

Parents with Intellectual Disabilities: Past, Present and Futures

How to Cite

McConnell, D. and Björg Sigurjónsdóttir, H. (2010) Caught in the Child Protection Net, in Parents with Intellectual Disabilities: Past, Present and Futures (eds G. Llewellyn, R. Traustadóttir, D. McConnell and H. Björg Sigurjónsdóttir), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470660393.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of Sydney, Australia

  2. 2

    University of Iceland

  3. 3

    University of Alberta, Canada

Author Information

  1. 2

    University of Iceland

  2. 3

    University of Alberta, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470772959

Online ISBN: 9780470660393

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Keywords:

  • caught in the child protection net;
  • brutal reality for parents labeled with intellectual disability - having their children taken from them by child protection authorities;
  • inhumane and expensive administration process - allegedly feeble-minded mother permanently separated from her child;
  • parents with intellectual disabilities - shortchanged with respect to justice in child protection system and courts;
  • child protection concerns;
  • inadequate protection - perceived risk of abuse;
  • previous child removal - newborn at risk;
  • child protection process and outcomes;
  • perceived complexity and intensity of parents' childcare workload;
  • parents with intellectual disabilities - experiencing child protection processes as bewildering and unjust

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Parents

  • The Child Protection Concerns

  • The Child Protection Process and Outcomes

  • Parent Perspectives on the Child Protection Process

  • Principles for Practice

  • References