Child Protection Refresher - 22/23

Date & Time:

Friday 16 September 2022 (09:30 - 12:30)




Target Group / Level

Group Level 2 (regular contact with children) or Level 3 (predominately working with children) or above (including strategic leads) 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

This course provides an opportunity to those who have already attended Child Protection training to update their working knowledge of child protection issues based on “Working together to Safeguard Children (HM Government 2018), Information Sharing Advice for Safeguarding Practitioners (2018), London Child Protection Procedures and messages from Serious Case Reviews. The focus is on safeguarding responsibilities across the multi-agency partnership and the importance of taking into account the voice of the child at all stages of the child protection process. The course includes:

  • To revisit current definitions of child abuse and neglect and their application to practice, including signs of harm and risk factors; including specific issues for disabled children and other related groups of children
  •  The role and duties of different agencies working together to safeguard children and any changes in legislation and guidance
  • The importance of effective information sharing within the partnership
  • Key messages from Serious Case Reviews (SCRs) and the importance of the voice of the child
  • Any recent developments in approaches to assess children

Opportunity to reflect on changes in changes to statutory guidance and legislation and impact on practice.

Learning Outcomes

 At the end of the session, the participants will review and consider: 

  • own knowledge on current legislation, guidance and key procedures
  • research and lessons from national and local SCRs and how to critically integrate these to assessments of children and families
  • the different stages of the child protection process, tasks, roles and responsibilities for all professionals involved
  • How to maintain focus on the child throughout all stages of assessment, analysis, planning of interventions and measures of outcomes


Booking has now closed for this event.

Further Information:


Carla Thomas - Refocus on Practice

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