**COURSE FULL** 9 Dec 2020 — Working with Evasive and Hard to Reach Families

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CSCP Course 6

Course: Working with Evasive and Hard to Reach Families (Webinar)
Date: 9th December 2020 — 9.30am-12.30pm
Trainer: Mike Smith, Independent Safeguarding and Child Protection Training Consultant
Location: Virtually — Microsoft Teams

Course Aim:
Many families have some reluctance, at least initially, to being worked with by professionals around their children’s care. For some, this will be to a degree where they are seen as evasive or hard to reach. The aim of this half-day programme is to introduce you to some of the indications a family is evasive or hard to reach, and offer some practical techniques to improve the likelihood of engaging effectively with them.

Course Objectives:
By the end of the programme you will have:

— Developed your awareness of the signs a parent may be evasive or hard to reach, and some of the possible reasons for this
— Clarified and considered some of the positions parents may take in relation to change, such as ‘resistant’, ‘disguised compliant’, ‘compliant’, and ‘motivated’
— Been introduced to frameworks for making sense of the change process, and
— Identified actions that professionals can take to support and encourage parents to consider and make changes.

Target Audience:
This event is suitable for professionals in all Working Together Groups.

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.
— Delegates will be sent the link for the handout pack two working days before the advertised training date, instructions will be provided.
— We have made the handout pack available across 2 days to help fit in with your changed working arrangements.
— Delegates are expected to work through the handouts, prior to the virtual session.

Before the training, we expect delegates to:

— Dedicate sufficient time to work through the handouts prior to the virtual session.
— Not share amend or adapt anything from the handouts, the copyright of these documents is held by the trainer.
— Please ensure you have the correct software on your device to join the virtual session.
— Please join in the virtual session earlier than advertised to allow for any IT issues.

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

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