2. Working Effectively with Parents

  1. Hedy Cleaver1,
  2. Pat Cawson2,
  3. Sarah Gorin3 and
  4. Steve Walker4
  1. Ruth Gardner and
  2. Hedy Cleaver

Published Online: 5 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9780470721506.ch2

Safeguarding Children: A Shared Responsibility

Safeguarding Children: A Shared Responsibility

How to Cite

Cleaver, H., Cawson, P., Gorin, S. and Walker, S. (2009) Working Effectively with Parents, in Safeguarding Children: A Shared Responsibility, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichester, West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470721506.ch2

Author Information

  1. 1

    Emeritus Professor, Royal Holloway, University of London

  2. 2

    Research Consultant; former Head of Child Protection Research, NSPCC

  3. 3

    Senior Research Officer, NSPCC

  4. 4

    Principal Consultant, Children and Young People's Services with the Improvement and Development Agency

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 17 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470518731

Online ISBN: 9780470721506



  • parental responsibility;
  • health practitioners;
  • domestic violence;
  • youth offending teams;
  • learning disabilities


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Core Knowledge

  • Parents' Roles, Rights and Responsibilities

  • Why is it Important to Work with Parents and Family Members?

  • Working with Parents in Community Settings

  • Working with Parents in Statutory Settings

  • Possible Barriers to Working with Parents

  • Principles for Working with Parents

  • Conclusion