Effective Participation at Child Protection Conference
This course is aimed at practitioners who are new to attending Child Protection Conferences who would like to understand more about the process or experienced practitioners to refresh their skills.
To equip practitioners with the knowledge and analytical skills to promote sound professional judgements when working with the Framework for Assessment and to produce effective conference participants by the child protection staff.
Participants will have the opportunity to:
Understand the key features and underlying principles of the Assessment Framework
Consider how to approach assessments which are inclusive of all children
Recognise the importance of working with children and families, identifying and taking account of their strengths as well as concerns
Understand the importance of keeping the child in focus and be aware of the factors that can inhibit this
Develop confidence in analysing information and making professional judgements
Be aware of the purpose and function of the child protection conference
Understand how to prepare for child protection conferences
Understand how a child protection plan is constructed