Working in complexity (parents showing resistance, evasion, or disguised compliance)
Date & Time:
Formerly Disguised Compliance
Some parents are openly resistant to the involvement of statutory social work services. They will say clearly that they disagree with the social work assessment and refuse to attend services. This kind of resistance can be very challenging – but at least you know where you stand.
Disguised compliance is more hidden and, as a result, more worrying form of resistance. Although the parent may say they agree with the assessment, they really don’t. And although they may attend services/groups because it’s part of the plan, they don’t accept the need to change.
In the most serious cases, parents may attempt to hide the significant harm a child is being exposed to. As a result, working with resistance or disguised compliance has been cited as a factor in several serious case reviews and can be a very challenging problem to address.
• Recognising resistance including intimidating and evasive behaviours (often described as disguised compliance)
• Consider barriers impeding successful and timely outcomes for children
• Know how to put the child at the heart of practice whilst dealing with parents who are difficult to work with and manage resistance.
Connections from Guildford, London Bridge & Waterloo Stations to Leatherhead station (see map). Trains also run from Epsom to Leatherhead.
By Bus 465 runs from Dorking through Leatherhead to Kingston
415 runs from Epsom to Leatherhead
From M25 Heathrow:
Exit at junction 9, keep in the right hand lane approaching the roundabout at the end of the slip road. Take the 3rd exit A243 towards Leatherhead. This will take you under the motorway on a dual carriageway. At the next roundabout, again keep over in the right hand lane upon approach and take the 3rd exit A245. At the next roundabout take the 1st exit Kingston Road. Drive past A01 and on to the one-way system, Fairmount House is at the top of the hill on the right.
From M25 Gatwick:
Exit at junction 9, at the roundabout at the end of the slip road take the 2nd exit A245. At the next roundabout take the 1st exit Kingston Road. Drive past A01 and on to the one-way system, Fairmount House is at the top of the hill on the right.
At Randall’s Road Car Park (KT22 0AH - for sat-nav purposes. This is a short walk away from Bull Hill.
There is no cafe onsite however local shops are a five minute walk away.