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Parental Participation in Child Protection Practice: The experiences of parents and workers in Ghana
Drawing on in-depth, semi-structured interviews with eight child protection workers and 19 parents, this first study of its kind in Ghana reports participants’ experiences of participatory practices. Workers indicated they ensured transparency and diversity while promoting participatory practices and parents reported their engagement in decision making as a prominent feature of their participation in case meetings. Barriers to participation were identified by the participants. The study findings suggested some measures to be put in place to overcome these barriers to ensure the full participation of parents during case meetings.