Professional Dangerousness (working with Challenging Families)

Course Outline

To enable workers who are engaged in work with children and families to develop effective ways and build confidence in working with difficult behaviour, in order to recognise potential impacts on professional dynamics and multi-agency child protection work when professionals are faced with working with families who are hostile and evasive.

Who is the course aimed at?

All those working with children and families where they encounter hostility and evasiveness

How long is the course?

2 days (1 day if actors are not used)

What will you learn?

By the end of the course participants will have:

  • Have an increased awareness of the outcomes and lessons learnt from major serious case reviews and enquiries.
  • Have reflected and explored their safeguarding practices
  • Recognise the impact stress, anxiety and abuse has on the child’s development, self esteem and behaviour.
  • Develop skills in child focused observation and analysis, understanding behaviour, and forming evidence based judgements about the actions we take and the decisions we make.
  • Recognise professional dangerousness when it occurs in a range of settings and develop strategies to challenge dangerous practices.
  • Be enabled to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to feel more comfortable and confident when challenging the professionalism of ourselves and others, which can include other professionals within the same agency and team, as well as professionals

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