Cost - Bespoke price upon request

Format - Virtual

Duration - 1 Day

Course Introduction

This one-day course will enable safeguarding professionals to develop their knowledge and skills in a multi-agency arena to better evaluate risks in the field of neglectful care of children aged 0-11yrs and, to use intervention strategies to safeguard and promote development in the children assisting them to recover and thrive.
Using research and a variety of toolkits participants will learn from assessment, analysis, and intervention methodology how to best support the parents/carers and enable positive changes in the lives of their children.

Difficulty -Advanced

Next Course Date -Upon request

Benefits of the course

  • Name the key elements of Neglect strategy and the roles and responsibilities within this.
  • Understand relevant legislation, guidance, policy, and research that underpin the multi-agency response to child neglect.
  • Learn from partnership reviews the key elements that lead to negative and tragic outcomes in cases and how supervision and peer reviews locally can assist in problem-solving neglect cases.

Topics Covered

  • Recognise the different types of neglect, the importance of timely accurate and detailed recording and reporting and the importance of appropriate information sharing with partners to enable accurate and thorough risk assessments to take place.
  • Understand how neglect of children pre-birth through to pre-adolescence may impact long-term on their behaviour, emotional wellbeing, socialisation and overall development.
  • Understand attachment theories, the development of the brain in young children and how neglect impacts on children ultimately leading to trauma and a failure to thrice and develop to their full potential.
  • Recognise in particular the impact emotional and educational neglect has on the younger child and the consequences of failing to recognise and respond to children, listening to the voice of the child and following the child paramountcy principle.
  • Recognise the effects of neglect on children 0-11yrs with disabilities, leading to greater vulnerability and identify strategies to support parents/carers to children are developed and encouraged to develop to the best of their ability.
  • Understand transgenerational neglect and the impact on families long-term and how successful response involving development of parent/carer skills can improve the health and well-being of children-taking into account all children in the family.
  • Develop knowledge of current available support groups, charities, and partner initiatives available to signpost parents/carers and adolescents to so positive changes can assist the adolescent to develop to their full potential.

Course Description

The training will meet the continuing developmental needs of multi-agency professionals working with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of a child or young person and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding/child protection concerns.

Course Outcomes

See Topics Covered

Who The Course is For

Course Aimed at –  Childcare/Early years staff, GP’s, Healthcare, Mental Health staff, Child psychologists, Child psychotherapists, Adult learning disability staff, Youth Offending team staff, Acting DSL’s, Police

Technical Requirements

Laptop with audio and video access is required for all virtual training.