Inclusive integrated care for LGBTQ+ families: An exploratory qualitative study in the United Kingdom

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


A surge in scholarship on minoritised gender and sexual identities has supported the advancement of LGBTQ+ family rights in many developed countries internationally. However, further work is needed to ensure LGBTQ+ families are fully included within integrated care systems. This article presents a subset of empirical findings from a narrative inquiry conducted in the United Kingdom. Eight LGBTQ+ participants were interviewed about their experiences and perspectives on adoption, fostering and birth children. Findings indicate that social work has a key role in addressing the cisgenderism prevalent in services, to enhance inclusivity within integrated care systems that support LGBTQ+ family life.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Social Work
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sept 2023

Cite this