"Very knowledgeable and passionate lecturer. Really useful information that can be taken and put into practice... Excellent speaker... Liz was clearly knowledgeable, experienced and well informed... Covered a broad and extensive subject area very well." (previous delegates, 2018)
This day will aim to increase child professionals' confidence and competence in dealing effectively and ethically with child protection situations which may arise in their practice. The day will begin with an overview of the current legal and policy context, within which services to children are situated. Definitions of abuse and neglect will be considered including how children may present their experience of these painful life experiences, not only verbally but through their behaviour, play and art work. How you should deal with concerns or disclosures in line with statutory child protection procedures will then be discussed.
Benefits from attending this training day
Gain increased confidence and competence in dealing with child protection situations
Learn how to deal with concerns and disclosures in line with statutory child protection procedures
Gain knowledge of relevant official Acts
Learn how to accurately assess child protection issues without desensitising or over-sensitising
Trainer: Liz Ronan
Senior Social Worker. Liz currently works for the Local Authority as an Independent Reviewing Officer chairing Child Protection Conferences, Looked After Children's Reviews and Adoption Reviews. Liz also worked for a number of years as part of the therapy team at Family Futures (Adoption Support Agency) undertaking assessments and providing therapeutic packages of support for adopted and fostered children and their families. Prior to this Liz worked in CAMHs developing a service for adopted children and parents experiencing difficulties, conducted risk assessments and worked therapeutically with a range of children and young people experiencing complex and often severe mental health difficulties.