Date(s) - 03/04/2019
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Heathfield Community Centre
Members of the workforce who work predominantly with children, young people and/or their parents and carers and who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and reviewing the needs of a child and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns e.g. paediatricians, GPs, midwives, school nurses, nurses, health visitors, residential staff, teachers, youth workers, probation staff, sports club welfare offices, those working with adults in, for example, learning disability, mental health, alcohol and drug misuse services and the police.
The course can be completed by any member of staff in any early years setting and will be funded by Early Years. Any queries ring your Early Years and Childcare Adviser.
At the end of the session delegates will be able to:
• Recognise the signs and symptoms of neglect
• Recognise the impact of both short and long term neglect on children
• Work with families in a way which effectively supports them to address neglect
• Undertake difficult conversations with families about neglect
• Identify the key features of effective assessments of neglect
• Implement appropriate interventions to reduce the risk and prevent cases from drifting
• Recognise the changing features of neglect with the age of the child
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.
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.