Working with Resistant Families and Disguised Compliance
Target audience:

Experienced workers across the children’s workforce who, having been trained in recognising child protection concepts through e-learning or classroom training, get the opportunity for a facilitator led in-depth discussion and analysis of the key aspects of phenomena such as disguised/false compliance, avoidant or resistant behaviour of families/carers.

Cost to participants:


Essex Council for Voluntary Youth Service (ECVYS) members are able to attend at a reduced price


All other Voluntary/Charity/Community Organisations


Health/Police/Probation services/Local government/schools etc. 


Private, independent and profit-making organisations


Learning Outcomes:

  • To explore the behaviour of avoidant and resistant families including the nature of disguised compliance and how such behaviour can render the child invisible
  • To understand why parents may engage in resistant behaviour and the part professionals play
  • To recognise how such circumstances may have a paralysing effect on practitioners and impact on practice
  • To review learning from research and serious case reviews in order to better understand the challenges



Wednesday, 13 February 2019


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