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Family Partnership

  • The Family Partnership Model has been developed over many years. The approach is supported by its demonstrated usefulness to practitioners and by evidence from research studies, which strongly suggests that the Family Partnership Training enables professionals to feel more confident and competent in relating to parents. Studies including two randomised controlled trials have also shown that the psychosocial functioning of both parents and children experiencing childhood disability and mental health problems improves when they work with practitioners trained in the Family Partnerships approach.

    The Family Partnership Model was developed by Professor Hilton Davis and colleagues from the Centre for Parent and Child Support U.K. and has been used to illustrate good practice in a number of national reports in the U.K. and abroad (e.g. Audit Commission, Mental Health Foundation and Sure Start). In the UK it is also known as the Parent Adviser Model.

    Find out more about Family Partnership Training at the Centre for Community Child Health.


Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

The Centre for Community Child Health is a department of The Royal Children’s Hospital and a research group of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.