Child Protection & The Law

Course Outline

This is a one day course designed for social workers and professionals working with families who wish to gain a good working knowledge of the law and legal proceedings relating to child protection. The course includes a specific section analysing how and why things go wrong. This makes specific reference to the most notorious and upsetting cases of recent years and includes an analysis of the ‘Baby Peter’ and ‘Victoria Climbie’ enquiries.

Child protection is one of the most complex and controversial areas of work that public authorities deal with. Professionals are called upon to make profound, often life changing, decisions concerning children on an almost daily basis. The consequences of making the ‘wrong’ decisions are often extensively publicised and criticised.

In order to assist professionals working in this area, this course provides a thorough grounding in the relevant legislation and regulations, together with a detailed explanation of the legal process and outcomes.

The course is designed to be fully interactive throughout participation and discussion being key features of the day.

Who is the course aimed at?

The course is aimed at social workers and professionals working with families

How long is the course?

1 day

What will you learn?

At the end of the course, participants will have gained a good working knowledge of the law relating to child protection and a proper understanding of the expectations of the court. Participants will also be brought fully up to date with recent legal developments and emerging legislation.


“An enjoyable and constructive day” – Social Worker, Durham


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