Understanding the Impact of Abuse and Neglect on Child Development in a Social Work Context

Date & Time:

Monday 9 September 2019 (09:30 - 16:30)

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Sutton Civic Offices, G3, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA


Target Group / Level

All social care staff across the people directorate who work with families

Course Overview

The focus of this course is on supporting practitioners and their managers to confidently and effectively understand the impact of abuse and neglect on a child’s development in social work assessments. Using evidence and research based knowledge, the participants will be able to apply their enhance understanding to practice. They will be equipped to effectively identify and articulate both verbally and in writing what they have observed, when this presents a risk to the safety and well- being of the child and when to seek the advice of other professionals.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of workshop participants will : 
• Have an improved understanding of key developmental processes from infancy to adolescence and maturity. 
• Be able to recognise patterns of abuse and the impact on the overall development of the child, including emotional wellbeing, and how to apply this when undertaking social work assessments. 
• Understand the role of other agencies and be aware of when to seek expert opinion or support. 
• Have explored and understood themes from case reviews which link abuse and neglect with development. 
• Understand the impact of delay from an organisational/process and parental capacity to change perspective. 
• Know how to analyse information and form a professional judgement within a risk assessment context, and social work and legal care planning processes. 
• Know how to effectively record observations and professional concern in case notes and court reports 
• Be able to link practice to the knowledge and skills for approved child and family practitioners 

Sector LimitAvailable
Education - Cognus0
Education - Early Years0
Education - Other0
Education - Schools/Colleges0
Foster Carer0
HousingNo Limit
LBS Adults/Childrens - All Age Disabilites0
LBS Other0
LBS People Adults - Admiral Nurses0
LBS People Adults - Carshalton Locality0
LBS People Adults - Clinical Health0
LBS People Adults - Heads of Service0
LBS People Adults - Hospital Pathway0
LBS People Adults - Learning Disabilities0
LBS People Adults - Other0
LBS People Adults - START0
LBS People Adults - Sutton and Cheam Locality0
LBS People Adults - Transitions0
LBS People Adults - Wallington Locality0
LBS People Children's - Adoption and PermanenceNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Blue LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Children with DisabilitiesNo Limit
LBS People Children's - CourtNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Director / Assistant DirectorNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Early HelpNo Limit
LBS People Children's - FosteringNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Green LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Heads of ServiceNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Integrated Childrens ServicesNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Leaving Care TeamNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Looked After ChildrenNo Limit
LBS People Children's - MASHNo Limit
LBS People Children's - OtherNo Limit
LBS People Children's - PlacementsNo Limit
LBS People Children's - QANo Limit
LBS People Children's - RASNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Red LocalityNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Sutton Inclusion & SupportNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Targeted Youth SupportNo Limit
LBS People Children's - Youth Offending TeamNo Limit
NHS - Clinical Commissioning Group0
NHS - Community Services0
NHS - Hospital0
NHS - Other0
Private - Domiciliary Care0
Private - Nursing Home0
Private - Other0
Private - Residential Home0
RBK Shared Service0
Supported LivingNo Limit
Sutton Housing Partnership0


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Further Information:


Care Quality Training

Venue Details:

Sutton Civic Offices, G3, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA

(020 8770 5000)