Working together to support disabled parents

Joint protocols

The following documents have been produced by local authorities seeking to improve support to parents through inter-agency liaison. They are all cited as examples of good practice in either SCIE’s Knowledge review 11: Supporting disabled parents and parents with additional support needs or in this guide.

Universal protocols

A coordinated approach to working with disabled parents and their children

Author Wiltshire County Council, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Contact Publicity and Information Officer, Adult Social Care Services
Address Community Services Department, County Hall, Trowbridge BA14 8LE
Tel: 01225 713 923

Enabling parents with a disability or long-term illness: joint policy and protocol

Author Norfolk County Council
Contact Project Manager, Support for Disabled Parents
Address 15, Hooper Lane, Norwich, Norfolk NR3 4ED
Tel 01603 495103

Kingston: Supporting disabled parents: Joint policy and protocol

Author Kingston Community Care Services, Quality Assurance and Development Team
Contact Kingston Community Care Services
Address Hollyfield House, 22 Hollyfield Road, Surbiton, Surrey KT5 9AL
Tel 020 8457 6103

ACCORD working together to support families in Suffolk

Author Suffolk County Council
Contact Professional Advisor, Children and Young People.

Protocols to support parents with learning disabilities

Care pathway for pregnant women with a learning disability

Author Stockport Metropolitan Council, Social Services Division and Stockport NHS Primary Care Trust
Contact Denise Monks, Community Learning Disabilities Team (CLDT)
Address 4th Floor, Regal House, Duke Street, Stockport SK1 3DS

Practice guidance: referral and joint working arrangements for working with parents and carers who have a learning disability

Author Essex County Council
Contact Service Manager, Family Centre and Family Group Conferences

Commissioning strategy for parents with learning disabilities

Author Essex County Council
Contact Participation Development Manager

Parent assessment manual

Author Sue McGaw, Kerry Keckley, Nicola Connolly and Katherine Ball

Learning curves: The assessment of parents with a learning disability - A manual for practitioners

Author Penny Morgan and Andy Goff, Norfolk Area Child Protection Committee
Contact Norfolk Local Safeguarding Children Board Administrator
Address The Pineapple, 63 Bracondale, Norwich NR1 2EE
Web .

Protocols to support parents with mental health problems

Parenting and mental illness: joint working protocol

Parenting and mental health: information for parents in Greenwich with mental health problems

Supporting families affected by parental mental illness

Parenting and mental illness: pre birth assessment and referral protocol

Author The CAPE project, London Borough of Greenwich
Contact Ali Coton, CAPE Project
Address Old Town Hall, Polytechnic Street, Woolwich SE18 6PN
Tel 020 8316 4774

Protocols to support parents with drug and alcohol problems

Option 2, A crisis intervention service for families - information for professionals; Information for families

Another way: A guide to the Option 2 intervention description of the service, principles and process

Author Option 2, Wales: Drugs and alcohol family crisis intervention project
Contact Social Care and Health
Address PO Box 97, Cardiff County Council, County Hall, CF11 1BP
Tel 029 2053 6345

Guides to assessment produced by parents

The disabled parents’ toolkit

Author Cheshire disabled parents’ research and development group
Contact Service Manager, Cheshire Disabilities Federation
Address Hartford Business Park, Hartford, Northwich CW8 2AB 
Tel 01606 888255

Consultations with disabled parents

Disabled parents’ support survey

Author Kingston Community Care Services, Quality Assurance and Development Team
Contact Hollyfield House, 22 Hollyfield Rd, Surbiton, Surrey, KT5 9AL
Tel 020 8457 6103

Consultation on services for disabled parents in Cornwall

Author Dr Sarah Mundy and Dr Sue McGaw, Special Parenting Service 
Address 5 Walsingham Place, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2RP
Tel 01872 356040