This one day course introduces participants to the causes and impact of neglect on children, including its impact on development, health, attachment patterns and resilience. It will equip practitioners with the knowledge and skills to recognise and assess for neglect amongst children and understand the concept of thresholds.
It will allow participants to expand their knowledge in the causes and impact of neglect on children in terms of their development and well- being and to look at how neglect is assessed and the concept of thresholds of harm.
Who is the course aimed at?
Social Work staff, both children/ families and generic
Health Care staff
Education staff in all levels pre-school, primary and secondary
Voluntary sector staff
Private sector child care staff
Prison services staff
How long is the course?
What will you learn?
– Understand the meaning of the term neglect and what this means in practice
– Understand the role of thresholds in decision making
– Understand Assessment for neglect
– Supporting families to alleviate the problems for children
– Early interventions
“Interesting course, delivered very well” – Nurse, Orkney
“Gave me much better knowledge of the issue of neglect” Housing Support Worker, Dumfries