Disguised Compliance & Avoidant Families

Date & Time:

Tuesday 7 February 2023 (13:30 - 16:00)


Online Event - Microsoft Teams,


Stage 2


This training is classed as a ‘Half-Day’ course. For charging information, please see the Terms & Conditions page.


Target Audience: Practitioners from all agencies working with children, young people and their families.


Aim of the Course: This is a multi-agency course giving practitioners the opportunity to recognise, deal with, and at times challenge, the behaviours of resistance and avoidance tactics employed by potentially aggressive parents.


Learning Outcomes:

  • To improve the confidence and skills of professionals dealing with issues of disguised compliance.
  • Offer challenge and peer support to staff no matter what level in order to facilitate discussions with families exhibiting possible disguised compliance tactics.
  • To increase knowledge, skills and competence of staff to recognise the signs and respond appropriately when working with avoidant families.
  • To meet a locally identified need by service providers and commissioners.



Please see the 'Download Course Materials' link where, under the 'Pre-course' section, you will be able to access the schedule for the training session, a copy of the Disguised Compliance Top Tips booklet and a pre-course worksheet.

Please note – It is very important that the pre-course work is completed fully by all delegates prior to attending the training as it will form the basis for the first part of the session.

Places Available:


Further Information:


Sue Thompson, Dr Helen Davies & Rachel Daughtry

Venue Details:

Online Event - Microsoft Teams,

(01992 588506)

This is a virtual training course and delegates will be sent an invitation via Microsoft Teams to join the event. Please note that your email address may be visible to other delegates on the Microsoft Teams  invite.