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Awareness of Challenges when Working with Parents

NSCB New LogoTarget Staff: Those who work regularly with children and young people and adults who are parents or carers and may be asked to contribute to assessment of children in need (Group 3) and those with a particular responsibility for safeguarding children (Group 4). 

Attendees: Maximum number of attendees- 25

Course Duration: One day

Course Aim: To provide practitioners across all agencies with best practice principles for working with parents and to learn how to deal with the challenges parents may present such as dangerous, difficult or evasive behaviour.

Learning Outcomes - By the end of this course participants should:

  • Know how to put the child at the heart of practice whilst dealing with parents who are difficult to work with.
  • Understand the types of challenges present when working with parents where one or more of the following issues is present:
    • Learning Disability
    • Violence
    • Substance Misuse and/or Alcohol
    • Mental Health
    • Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse
  • Be able to recognise, understand and learn how to challenge disguised compliance.
  • Understand the difference between ‘dangerous’, ‘difficult’ and ‘evasive’ behaviour.
  • Recognise and understand either their own or a colleague's collusive practice and know how to challenge appropriately.
  • Have explored appropriate assessment tools and when to use them.
  • Understand the importance of information sharing and the roles of different agencies.

Location: Dragonfly Hotel King's Lynn

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