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Brid Featherstone, Sue White, and Kate Morris

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781447308027

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447308027.001.0001

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Thinking afresh about relationships

Thinking afresh about relationships

men, women, parents and services

(p.113) Seven Thinking afresh about relationships
Re-imagining child protection

Brid Featherstone

Sue White

Kate Morris

Policy Press

Chapter 7 addresses relationships between men and women as partners or ex-partners. It is argued that while parenting and parenting capacity are seen as critical in terms of impacting on children's welfare, an irony of the current policy and practice climate is how little attempt is made to understand actual parents, what they want from each other, and for, and from their children. The issue of domestic abuse is explored in some depth

Keywords:   intimacy, parents, child welfare, domestic abuse, gender

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