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Think Family Approach to supporting and/or safeguarding children whose parents have support needs

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The Think Family Approach is a multiagency guidance document developed by the Keeping Adults Safe and Keeping Children Safe branches of the Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership. It has been written for professionals working with parents whose complex needs impact on their ability to care for the children around them. For example parents and carers who have mental health issues; disabilities; have drug and alcohol problems; affected by domestic abuse and/or have involvement with the Criminal Justice System. In many of the cases in which there are concerns about a child's welfare, parents will be facing at least one these issues.