How do we work with parents and with other adults with responsibility for a child?

We sometimes see parents or carers without the child being present. Sometimes the child is seen by another professional while work with the parents goes on; sometimes only the parents are worked with. The work may focus on helping the parent make sense of the child’s behaviour, as well as how the parent’s own issues might interfere with their ability to parent. It may also explore different possibilities in parenting styles.

We also help to support other professionals who work with children and young people including teachers, social workers, health visitors, doctors, nursery staff and youth workers. Our aim in such work is to help professionals gain a deeper understanding of the child’s perspective so that they can best meet the child’s needs.