Neglect and an Introduction to Assessment Tools 22/23

Date & Time:

Tuesday 28 February 2023 (09:30 - 12:30)




Target Group / Level

This training is targeted at professionals in direct contact with children who undertake or contribute to
risk assessments and multi-agency meetings including social workers, family support workers, foster
carers, health professionals, schools, police and others who work with children at risk of abuse, neglect
and exploitation.

Group Level 2 (regular contact with children, young people and/or parent/carer) or Level 3
(predominantly working with children) or above (including strategic leads), and NHS Inter-Collegiate
Standards 2 and above for health professionals.

Course Overview

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
• 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
• Identify measurable child focused interventions to support children, young people and their
• 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

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