27 April 2021 — Contributing to Child Protection Case Conferences

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CSCP Course 8

Course: Contributing to Child Protection Case Conferences
Date: 27th April 2021 — 9.30am-4.00pm
Trainer: Mike Smith, Independent Safeguarding and Child Protection Training Consultant
Location: Virtual — Zoom

Course Description:
Children’s law and guidance highlights the importance of professionals working in partnership with parents when their families are receiving a child protection service. However, despite professionals’ efforts, research of parents tells us they typically experience child protection activity as something they must comply with, rather than as a process they are actively engaged in.

Many parents feel apprehensive and fearful of the child protection process, and often are unclear about its scope. Child safeguarding practice reviews have regularly highlighted the need for children’s professionals to be clear about the purpose of meetings in the child protection process.


This course will provide you with an opportunity for you to develop your skills in contributing effectively to child protection conferences, while taking steps to maximise parental contributions and engagement.

— Identified practical ways for children’s professionals to demonstrate partnership working with parents
— Clarified your understanding of the purpose of key meetings in the safeguarding and child protection process, including Strategy Meetings, Child Protection Conferences, Core Groups and Family Group Conferences
— Developed your knowledge of how to improve your oral and written contributions to Child Protection Conferences, and
— Identified practical ideas for self-management in child protection meetings.

Due to the current social distancing restrictions in place in light of COVID-19, the CSCP has worked with our experienced trainers to ensure that safeguarding training can still be made available to multi-agency partners. Although, there will be some changes for all delegates to note prior to booking:

Delegates need to apply to join the course.
— All sessions will be held virtually — please make sure you can access Microsoft Teams or Zoom (these will be the preferred platforms for safeguarding training).
— Some session will require you to review a handout pack which will be sent to you in advance with instructions.
— Be aware that no online platform is completely secure, so keep questions general, and avoid giving any information that could be used to identify a child or family.
— Always keep your speaker on mute if you’re not speaking to reduce background noise.
— Please do not use any other devices while you’re taking part in the conference.
— Please take note of the allocated break and lunch times set during the training and behave as if you were in a ‘real’ training room.

Failure of any of the above will result in the delegate not receiving their certificate of accreditation.

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