Recommendation ID

Effective interventions for parents or carers with substance misuse problems:- What interventions, including family behaviour therapy, are effective and cost effective in
improving parenting and preventing recurrence of neglect by parents or carers with substance misuse problems and whose children are on a child protection plan under the category of neglect in the UK?

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Why this is important:- There is a lack of evidence from the UK about the impact of family behaviour therapy and other interventions on parents and carers with substance misuse problems who show neglectful parenting. Studies are needed to examine the effectiveness of family behaviour and other interventions, and the timescales for delivering such interventions. In some cases, it may take longer than the 26-week timescale of care proceedings to address parents' substance misuse problems. This research could inform court decisions about whether to extend the time limit if there was a realistic possibility of reunification at the end of the intervention.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Child abuse and neglect
Date issued
October 2017

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 31/10/2017