A Child Protection Conference is a multi-agency meeting to decide if children are at risk of significant harm and if so to recommend a Child Protection Plan. Core group meetings are an essential part of multi agency planning process. It is imperative that all agencies ensure a total commitment to these parts of the child protection process, recognising that working in partnership with families and multi agency planning is paramount to the effectiveness of protecting children and assessing and providing for their needs.
This course should be attended after completion of the course Introduction into Safeguarding, Protecting Children from Harm and Learning from Serious Case Reviews.
Training Level: 2/3
By the end of the training participants will have:
- Develop skills to be able to contribute to effective outcome focused planning to safeguard children
- Understand their individual roles as part of the conference and Core Group
- Know the required preparation needed for attending a Strengthening Families model of conferencing
- Have the knowledge and understanding needed to participate effectively and an opportunity to participate in mock Strengthening Families conference
Handouts and case studies