Working together to support disabled parents

Case examples

The following examples illustrate how the existence of an inter-agency protocol can enable a prompt and supportive response across agencies to whole family situations in the best interests of all concerned. These fictionalised case studies illustrate that a preventative, joined-up approach to supporting parents is possible in a wide variety of situations and across the spectrum of family need.

  1. Single father with progressive condition
  2. Visually impaired mother who needs help with taking her daughter to school
  3. Couple with learning difficulties
  4. Mother who is recovering from surgery and living in unsuitable housing with her baby
  5. Couple with alcohol-related problems
  6. Mother with HIV who is hospitalised with depression