Ofsted have published resources on joint working between adult and children's services when parents or carers have mental ill health and/or drug and alcohol problems.

This thematic inspection by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission explored how well adult mental health services and drug and alcohol services considered the impact on children when their parents or carers had mental ill health and/or drug and alcohol problems; and how effectively adult and children’s services worked together to ensure that children affected by their parents’ or carers’ difficulties were supported and safe.

The report draws on evidence from cases in nine local authorities and partner agencies and from the views of parents, carers, children, practitioners and managers.

Resources: http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/resources/what-about-children-joint-working-between-adult-and-children’s-services-when-parents-or-carers-have