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Group 4 Safeguarding Risk Assessments – Assessing, analysing and managing risk and the impact of risk

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Date(s) - 09/02/2021
9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Important information :

THIS TRAINING IS NOW DELIVERED VIRTUALLY so there is no venue – the training provider is Dialogue. We will send you an invite with joining instructions for Zoom. Please look out for this, with out this invite and instructions, you won’t be able to attend.

By booking this date you are committing to attend both sessions

This training is now delivered as a virtual course over 2 days both sessions need to be attended.

Day 1 : 9th February  2021 – 9:30am – 11:00am  & 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Day 2 : 16th February 2021 – 9:30am – 11:00am then  1:00pm – 2:30pm (full attendance on both days is required)


About this Course:
Risk assessment involves the identification and evaluation of sources of potential harm to children and of sources of potential protection for children. Risk assessment and risk management are undertaken to achieve the outcome of children being safe from harm. If they are not safe, there is likely to be current or future damage to their health, their ability to achieve or to be responsible.

Risk assessment is only part of the process. A clear and ongoing risk management plan is also essential. Risk management involves planning and action to reduce the likelihood and severity of harm and period evaluation of the measure adopted.

No intervention, particularly state intervention, is itself free from risk. Effective risk management must therefore include an assessment of the risks inherent in any proposed intervention and a consideration of the merits of the alternatives.

This 4.5 hour course looks at how to carry out risk assessments by:-
 using a range of tools
 looking at how to develop and test hypotheses
 developing skills in analysing information
 helping you to identify outcomes
 learning how to put together a SMART plan of action

The importance of analytic and intuitive reasoning is also discussed, including how to use these alongside assessment tools in supervision.

Target Group

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.


Cancellation Policy – unless there are extenuating circumstances, you will be charged if you don’t attend or if you cancel your place less than 4 weeks before the training date. Even if the training is fully funded by the Devon & Children Families Partnership (DCFP), we still maintain the right to charge as non-attendance prevents someone else from attending. For more details, contact

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