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Parents with a mental health problem: NSPCC learning from case reviews

Last updated by on Monday, April 24, 2023


The NSPCC has produced a summary of risk factors and learning for improved practice around parental mental health and child welfare.


Case reviews show that without the right support a parent with poor mental health can sometimes struggle to provide safe and loving care for their child. The learning from case reviews highlights that professionals from adult and children’s services need to work together to safeguard children when there are signs that a parent’s mental ill-health is impacting their ability to look after their child.