Date(s) - 10/07/2019
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Staff who have particular responsibilities in relation to undertaking section 47 enquiries including those working with complex cases and staff responsible for co-ordinating assessments for children in need.
This one day, face to face, multi-agency course, delivered by an experienced trainer which looks at how to carry out a risk assessment using a range of tools, how to develop and test hypotheses, develops skills in analysing information and how to identify outcomes and draw up a SMART plan of action.
It will stress the importance of analytic and intuitive reasoning and how to use these alongside assessment tools in supervision. The course will further explore the issues of difference and diversity, the use of professional judgements to make decisions whether a child is suffering (or is likely to suffer) significant harm, including complex cases where emergency action is needed. Course materials draw on research and Serious Case Reviews, both local and national.
It looks at how to carry out a risk assessment using a range of tools, how to develop and test hypotheses, develops skills in analysing information and how to identify outcomes and draw up a SMART plan of action.
• Describe the impact of the parent/carers physical and mental health on their children
• Describe the factors which impact on the development of young people
• State the factors which increase a child/young person’s vulnerability to harm
• Co-ordinate or lead inter-agency assessments, the gathering and sharing of information and the analysis of risk using appropriate tools
• Work with other professionals and agencies, children/young people and their parents/carers where there are safeguarding concerns and where child protection plans are in place
• Use their professional judgement to made decisions whether a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, including complex cases where emergency action is needed
• Identify poor practice
• Accurately record information
• State how and to whom to report concerns
• Share information as appropriate
• Communicate effectively with children/young people and their parents/carers
All staff working with children will fall into one or more of the groups below:
• Group 1 Staff in infrequent contact with children and/or parents/carers who may become aware of abuse or neglect
• Group 2 Staff in regular, or periods of intense, contact with children and/or parents/carers who may identify concerns about the maltreatment of children and be part of Early Help activities
• Group 3 Staff who work predominantly with children and/or parents/carers who contribute to assessments, planning, intervention and reviewing of needs and may be part of Early Help through to Child in Need activities
• Group 4 Staff with particular responsibility for children subject to Section 47. or Children in Need
• Group 5 Professional advisers, including designated safeguarding leads
• Group 6 Operations managers at all levels, including those managing child protection units
• Group 7 Senior managers responsible for strategic management of services
• Group 8 Members of LSCBs, including members of sub-and working groups of LSCBs
To be completed every 3 years
You must have the agreement of your manager or funding agency to attend this course, unless you wish to attend in a self-funding capacity. Please note that if payment is not received for delegates from non-partner agencies 1 month before the course is due to run your place may be cancelled.
Please make yourself aware of the cancellation policy before booking a place as cancellations with less than 4 week’s notice from the course date will incur a charge unless a substitute is found.