'Don't call me Mum' initiative was set up as a call to all professionals working with families of children with additional needs, to demonstrate their respect of parents as partners. Many parents feel undermined when they are called 'Mum' or 'Dad' in meetings and appointments.
When practitioners introduce themselves we ask this is followed by "And your name is?". In taking the time to know a parents name a professional is making a simple step toward acknowledging the valuable participation parents make in providing the best service, product, assessment or plan for a child.
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