Disguised Compliance

Course Outline

Understanding the implications of disguised compliance comes mostly from learning from serious case reviews. Parents’ behaviour can mislead us about the progress they are making and about the true nature of the lived experience of the child. Apparent or disguised cooperation can prevent or delay understanding of the severity of harm to the child and lead to cases drifting.

Who is the course aimed at?

All front line staff working in children and families social care

How long is the course?

Extended half day (9.30 – 15.00)

What will you learn?
  • What is meant by disguised compliance?
  • Forming a working relationship with families
  • Indicators of disguised compliance and responses to professionals
  • Understanding the functions of and developing strategies for working with disguised compliance
Learning Outcomes
  • Develop increased understanding of why families may not want to co-operate with service
  • Increase awareness of ways in which practitioners may be deceived
  • Develop techniques and strategies to work more effectively with reluctant families

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