“The critical issue is how professionals can best navigate the private areas of a child’s life and their emotional world in order to establish the truth of their experience and act on it in helpful ways”
(Professor Harry Ferguson, Professor of Social Work, University of Nottingham,
Social Work Matters, July 2012)
Face-to-face child contact on a case-by-case basis with children and young people is essential for the workforce to discern risk and effectively safeguard this group from abuse.
The need for professionals to feel capable and confident in personal interactions and to use active and emotionally-age appropriate means of engagement, remain indispensable qualities in effectively protecting children.
|Do you have the skills and tools you need to feel confident to undertake direct engagement with children and young people in child protection investigations and to evidence findings?|
Attend the Child Protection for Frontline Staff conference to:
- Learn from the major practice themes identified in Serious Case Reviews
- Overcome barriers to engage with hostile or resistant parents
- Build trust and positive engagement with children and young people to unlock traumatic events
- Effectively use chronologies in child protection cases and in planning court processes
- Understand what good supervision looks like
- Apply non-clinical approaches to evidence abuse: evidencing neglect and emotional abuse
- Support victims of child sexual exploitation