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SCIE Guide 2: Families that have alcohol and mental health problems: a template for partnership working

This guide is about delivering high quality, coordinated services to families with parents who misuse alcohol or who have mental health problems. It recognises that promoting the well-being of children and keeping them safe should be achieved, wherever possible, by providing support for parents in bringing up their children and by ensuring that children do not take on excessive or inappropriate caring roles in their family.

The guide encourages local authorities to adopt a protocol to further good practice and offers a template for agencies to use to develop better, more family-centred approaches to working with families with parents with alcohol and mental health problems.

Patricia Kearney
Enid Levin
Gwen Rosen
Mary Sainsbury
Social Care Institute for Excellence