Key PointsInternationally, systems of child protection have been working toward more collaborative ways of working with families. This has included harnessing the strengths of the wider kinship system in solution-focused practice.In some countries, this has resulted in a shift from professionally-based decision-making to family-led decision-making. Working with family strengths has been central to this approach.Whilst some countries have been able to support innovative practice, the involvement of families still remains a contested area of practice and presents challenges and opportunities for practitioners.
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