Drawing on findings from Birth Companions’ recent projects with women with lived experience of CSC involvement, this article offers insight into the mental health impacts of assessment and/ or care proceedings during the first 1001 days.
This article also outlines key principles for all those working with women in these circumstances, published in the form of the Birth Companions Birth Charter for women with involvement from children’s social care. This aims to embed improved practice across all systems and services working with women with CSC involvement.
By Katherine Miller Brunton and Kirsty Kitchen at Birth Companions.
Published in The Child & Family Clinical Psychology Review, Issue 8, 2023.