Practice Guidance

Therapeutic parenting

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Introduction

Therapeutic parenting is a term commonly used for foster carers, adopters and kinship carers who look after children who have suffered trauma, normally through early life neglect and/or abuse. The aim of therapeutic parenting is to enable the child to recover from the trauma they have experienced.

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