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Course name Strategy discussions, child protection conferences, and core groups
Course dates and times

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Course information

Course takes place in a virtual classroom on MS Teams.

The training will equip practitioners to understand their roles and responsibilities when attending strategy discussions, child protection conferences and core groups.

Target group

Staff working with children, young people and/or their parents/carers who potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of a child or young person and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding/child protection concerns.

Pre-course reading and materials

Please familiarise yourself with the following documents.

Aims and objectives

  1. Examine professional roles and responsibilities when participating in strategy discussions, Child Protection conference and Core Groups to safeguard children. (e.g. purpose of meetings, professional availability, knowledge child/family)
  2. To demonstrate knowledge of S47 Investigations, Child Protection Conference, Core Groups and Care Proceedings and how they are configured locally.
  3. To demonstrate knowledge and use of appropriate SSP policies, procedures and guidance (including SWCPP) when making decisions and assessing risk (including the child subject of the referral and siblings/others at risk,  e.g. children/parents at another home)
  4. To be able to demonstrate professionals roles and responsibilities in the development and contribution of outcome focused plans. (Links to standards)
  5. To be able to demonstrate an understanding of the issues on information sharing, consent and capacity when participating in strategy discussion, CP conferences and core groups.
  6. To explain the local SSP procedure for resolving professional disagreements (Escalation Policy).


Booking information

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Strategy discussions, child protection conferences, and core groups

Course evaluation

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