Practice Guidance

A trauma model for planning, assessing and reviewing contact for looked-after children

father and son choosing books in a contact centre Photo (posed by models): wip-studio/AdobeStock

Introduction

Photo (posed by models): wip-studio/AdobeStock Learning points Why understanding trauma is essential and can support better decisions when providing evidence, making recommendations, recording and reviewing "contact" between looked-after children, their parents and other relatives. How experiences of trauma and maltreatment can affect children's responses and behaviour - via case studies with reflection points and activities [...]

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