Child and family support services with minority ethnic families: what can we learn from research?

Ashok Chand, June Thoburn

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This paper considers some of the available published research on family support services for minority ethnic families. In addressing this aspect of social work with minority ethnic families, we seek to make a contribution to the knowledge base of practitioners. The paper begins with an overview of what is known about family support services for particular minority ethnic groups, before exploring three specific areas: family centres, a home visiting service, and family group conferences. The paper finally examines what research says about the qualities sought in social workers by minority ethnic parents.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-178
Number of pages10
JournalChild and Family Social Work
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2005


  • family centres
  • family group conferences
  • family support services
  • home visiting services
  • minority ethnic families

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