Publications

Support and Services for Parents: A Review of the Literature in Engaging and Supporting Parents

Published: 2007

Hutton, L., MacQueen, S., Curran, J. and Whyte, B. (2007), Support and Services for Parents: A Review of the Literature in Engaging and Supporting Parents. Scottish Government.

Summary

This literature review aims to draw together existing knowledge on assessing and evaluating parenting interventions. In conducting the literature review, the research team was interested in re-examining the historical policy context to locate the rationale for the introduction of Parenting Orders and the apparent under use of the provisions; to re-examine the evidence of risk and protective factors and the interrelated issues of antisocial behaviour and child care; alongside effective approaches to family service provision. These themes set the context and framework for examining the evidence on the practice of engagement with clients and the use of compulsion.