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The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences and perceptions of parents in forensic mental health services with regard to their cooperation with healthcare professionals and their role as parent carers. 15 participants were interviewed using qualitative, in-depth interviews and transcripts were analysed thematically. The identified themes were ‘Medical dominance, ‘Interactions with healthcare professionals’, and ‘Advocating for their daughter/son’. The themes were associated with the overall theme ‘perceived impact on the parents’ everyday lives’. The results suggest that parent carers perceive a malalignment between the institutional medicalised treatment focus and the need for an integrated holistic approach, which would include them as partners. Ellen Boldrup Tingleff, Sara Rowaert, Stinne Vinding, Tina Kirstine Vestphal, Rhonda Wilson, Frederik Alkier Gildberg (2022) “It’s still our child”. A qualitative interview study with parent carers in forensic mental health, Archives of Psychiatric Nursing