Neglect and an Introduction to Assessment Tools

Date & Time:

Friday 13 March 2020 (09:30 - 16:30)

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


Target Group / Level

This training is targeted to Group Level 2 (in regular contact with children, young people and/or parent/carer) or Level 3 (predominately working with children) as as set out in the Safeguarding Competency framework in London Safeguarding Child Procedures. NHS Inter-Collegiate Standards 2 and 3 for health professionals

Course Overview / Aim

The course will support participants to recognise, assess and manage neglect cases through child focused interventions.

Learning Outcomes


By the end of the course participants will:

  • Be familiar with key up-to-date research in relation to childhood neglect, including messages from local and national Serious Case Reviews, and have considered the implication for practice
  • Appreciate the complexity of the multi-faceted definition of neglect and the concept of cumulative harm
  • Be able to distinguish between  indicators of neglect, across different stages of child development, and risk or protective factors
  • Have considered barriers to recognition of neglect and know how to effectively challenge parents or carers to achieve better outcomes for the child or young person
  • Be able to use a range of evidence based assessment tools to assess neglect and know how to analyse the impact of neglect on individual children/young people
  • Identify measurable child focused interventions to support children, young people and their families
  • Understand the requirements to capture the voice of the child in all stages of the referral, assessment and planning stage, and preparing reports for multi-agency child protection conferences and other meetings.


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Further Information:


Carla Thomas, Refocus on Practice

Venue Details:

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

(020 8770 5000)