Working in partnership with parents/carers

We recognise that as parents/carers you know your child best and you have the major role in dealing with the difficulties confronting you. As such you are there most important people in your child’s care. We will work alongside you and for you. We respect your views and wishes and will be flexible to accommodate your needs wherever possible.

In order to work in partnership with you we encourage higher parental/carer involvement. Children spend a large part of their time at home with their parents and very little time at the John Parkes Unit so you will have the opportunity to learn therapy techniques and play ideas to develop your child’s skills that can be continued by yourselves at home.

We cannot take away the disease or disability, but we accept that the problems are real for you and your family. Our aim is to help you become more confident in managing these difficulties.

Above all we will listen.

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