parental mental health

In July 2009, the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) published a guide entitled Think child, think parent, think family: a guide to parental mental health and child welfare to help services improve their response to parents with mental health problems and their families. This document and its overall ethos are here referred to as ‘think family’. This is the final evaluation report of the project, documenting the progress made by the sites involved, and making recommendations for future activity.

Second edition of book that provides an update on the impact of parental problems, such as substance misuse, domestic violence, learning disability and mental illness, on children’s welfare.

Research, and in particular the biennial overview reports of serious case reviews (Brandon et al 2008; 2009; 2010), have continued to emphasise the importance of understanding and acting on concerns about children’s safety and welfare when living in households where these types of parental problems are present.