Practice Guidance

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

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Introduction

Contents Introduction Why use a “trauma model” What are the goals of contact? Accurate recording Assessing attachment The venue Contact issues for the child Contact issues for parents Contact issues for the carer Contact issues for siblings What supervisors, guardians ad litem and assessors need to know Dealing with self-blame References Norma Howes has written […]

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