This 2 day training event will provide challenge and enhanced learning on the complexities of working with children’s who live in families with multiple needs, and the safeguarding issues that this may raise in turn supporting effective safeguarding practice.
By the end of the session participants will be able to:
- A greater understanding of the principles and values that underpin work with parents
- A greater understanding of the nature of an effective relationship with parents
- A greater understanding of how barriers to participation for parents can be overcome
- Integration of learning from local and national relevant SCR’s, SILP’s, and research
- Been provided with opportunities to further develop their knowledge and understanding of potential impact of parental mental ill health problems, substance misuse and domestic violence on children
- Greater awareness of the increased risks and vulnerabilities (age / disability etc.) of children living in households where there are a number of needs within the family
- Considered how the above circumstances interact and increase risk when occurring together
Safeguarding Competencies met by the course;
The learning in this course will support knowledge in competency Group 3-9.
Who should attend
This course is suitable for frontline practitioners who undertake direct work with children and families and those staff in the adult workforce who work with adults who live with children. E.g Social workers, GP’s, Teachers, Health Visitors, Probation Officers, Adult Mental Health Workers, etc.
Delegates will need to have a working ‘basic awareness and understanding’ of issues around domestic abuse, substance misuse and mental ill health difficulties. This course is not an ‘introduction’ to these topic areas.