2 Partnership issues for practitioners
2.1 Perspectives and challenges
As we have suggested, parents and practitioners may have different perspectives on partnership, and this raises important issues for practitioners when seeking to involve parents in their work with children. This section highlights five particular issues, or ‘challenges’, for practitioners to consider prior to developing partnerships with parents.
recognising that parents are individuals
understanding why some parents decide not to become partners
working with ‘challenging’ parents
both women and men are partners
acknowledging family structures.