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Working with Parents Effectively


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.


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.
  • Develop skills in undertaking challenging conversations
  • Reflect on the feelings brought up by working with challenge and identify ways to manage this.

Further Details

Target Staff: This course will assist practitioners with considering how to effectively work with parents and carers.

Course Duration: One day

Location: South Green Park

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Please note that this course is not provided by Momentum. For bookings and queries, please contact the course provider directly.

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