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Course name Working with neglect
Course dates and times
  • 27 June 2024 0930-1600 Face-to-Face FULL

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Course information

This course explores the subject of child neglect with a view to carrying out effective multi-agency assessments and interventions with neglected children and neglectful families.

The course refers to the Swindon Safeguarding Partnership Neglect Framework and Practice Guidance (2020) as well as national guidance, Childhood Neglect: Improving Outcomes for Children, 2011.

The training will equip practitioners to understand the context and their responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Target group

This course is aimed at professionals across all agencies working with children, parents/carers and families who need an advanced knowledge of safeguarding.

Pre-course reading materials

You need to refer to the working with neglect workbook on the day of the training.

Other pre-course reading:

Aims and objectives

Identify the signs and indicators of neglect and recognise how values and beliefs may influence working with neglect

  • Outline current legislation and guidance governing a multi-agency response to neglect
  • Apply contemporary research and theoretical approaches on neglect to the assessment of children and families
  • Identify tools that will aid in the assessment of children and families where neglect is a concern including reference to the neglect screening tool
  • Describe the impact of neglect on children’s development
  • Recognise the potential barriers to effective engagement with families where neglect is a concern
  • Develop strategies for working in a multi-agency context to achieve positive outcomes for children and families
  • Identify models of good practice for early intervention to prevent long term harm to children living with neglectful carers


This charge will apply if your agency is required to pay.

More information about fees and whether your agency is required to pay: Training programme information and frequently asked questions


Booking information

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Course evaluation

After attending the course, please click on the link below to complete a course evaluation form: