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Effective Multi-Agency Working

NSCB New LogoCourse Aims: To explore the challenges in multi-agency working when professionals are engaged in assessing need and risk. To provide an introduction to solution-focussed practice and the Signs of Safety approach re its use in safeguarding practice.

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

  • Be able to distinguish between families’ active engagement and false compliance.
  • Be able to undertake assessments of sufficient depth to aid decision-making.
  • Understand in greater depth what is meant by critical judgments in assessments.
  • Understand the significance of the use of shared language and understanding in risk assessments.
  • Gained an appreciation of the value of using systemic/solution focused principles and scaling within a multi-agency framework.
  • Be able to use systemic/solution focused thinking and scaling to explore risk assessments and formulate hypothesis.
  • Have knowledge of tools such as the Signs of Safety and its use in safeguarding practice both in terms of multi agency work and work with parents. 
  • Understand the barriers and explore solutions to effective communication and multi-agency working.
  • Understand the value of assessment tools, e.g. Graded Care Profile.



Ayton House, Wymondham

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