Recommendation ID

Effectiveness of home visiting following child abuse or neglect:- Are home visiting interventions effective and cost effective in improving parenting and preventing
recurrence of child abuse and neglect in families in which abuse or neglect is occurring or has occurred?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- There is a lack of evidence from the UK on the impact of home visiting on families in which abuse or neglect is occurring or has occurred (as opposed to its impact on prevention). For children who are subject to a child protection plan, home visiting is one of the tools that may be used for monitoring their welfare and their interaction with their parents or carers. It is also used for engaging with parents or carers to address abusive or neglectful behaviours or ensure children are protected.
There is a need for studies which identify what practices are effective in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

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