chapter  1
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Conceptual frameworks for partnership work

A professional and parent come together for the first time. They bring their own worries

and concerns, their own priorities and responsibilities. Somehow these have to be woven

together into a relationship that works for both parties. Collaboration on the same project

or issue is frequently referred to as a ‘partnership’. But how useful is the term

‘partnership’? What does it tell us about their relationship?