The Highland Practice Model
1 day course: 9.30am-4.30pm

Responding to concerns about children can be very challenging for practitioners and it is vital that staff understand their roles and responsibilities in responding to children in need of protection. This course looks at responding to concerns about a child in relation to assessment and planning, the Child’s Plan meeting and the Role of the Reporter when things don’t go to plan. It also looks at the role of practitioners in working with families towards change.

What can I expect from this training?

By the end of this training, staff should:
  • Understand the role of the Named Person and Lead Professional
  • Be aware of inter agency roles, responsibilities and procedures, including information sharing protocols and the investigative process
  • Consider the way in which children and other family members will be involved in assessment and planning
  • Feel confident in contributing to the assessment process, including risk assessment
  • Recognise and respond to the needs of particular groups of young people such as young carers
  • Understand the purpose of the Child’s Plan and Child’s Plan Meetings
  • Understand common language of the child’s plan
  • Be aware of the role of the Reporter and the Children’s Hearing System
Who should attend?

All staff who have regular contact with children and young people and/or their family members should attend this training.

In particular those staff who:
• Have regular contact with vulnerable children and families
• Carry out direct work with children and families
• Contribute to assessments of children, including assessment of risk
• May be required to support the development and delivery of the Child’s Plan
• May be required to attend Child’s Plan Meetings and Core Groups
• Have specific responsibilities in regard to child protection

Pre-requisites:

Staff must have attended the Introduction to Child Protection course within the past three years, or have direct experience of working in the field of child protection.

Further Information and Application Process

Further information is available from the HCPC Training Office on 01463 703446, or you can contact your designated child protection advisor.
 
For an application form please click here
Applications should be returned to the CP Training Office