Partnership with parents in planning the care of their children


National Children's Bureau, 8 Wakley Street, London, EC1V 7QE.


Working in partnership with parents is a guiding principle of the Children Act. This principle is made more concrete through specific requirements of the Act, such as those relating to care plans and reviews for children looked after by the local authority. This article examines the extent to which working in partnership with parents has been translated into practice, using some of the findings from a major research evaluation of child care planning under the Children Act.