Working with Families who are Hard to Help in Child Protection On-Line Workshop

Date & Time:

Wednesday 1 December 2021 (9.30 am - 3.30 pm)

Venue:

Webinar/ Virtual Training, Please note that these training sessions will use the ZOOM or TEAMS app. Once registered, you will be sent, nearer the session date, an invite that includes a link for you to download the FREE app and further instructions of how to access the training.

Detail:

Working with Families who are Hard to Help in Child Protection

On-Line Workshop

When professionals are concerned about the welfare of children they need to work with families who may be facing multiple difficulties in their lives. On occasions this can mean they will be encountering parents and carers who are evasive, fearful, uncooperative and ambivalent toward professionals and also sometimes behave in ways which are frightening. This is often described as resistant and indeed serious case reviews have highlighted how families can manipulate professionals in such circumstances. However, it is perhaps more helpful to understand these as families who are hard to help. This one day course looks at the patterns of such behaviour and what can lay behind it. It will equip practitioners with strategies for working safely and effectively in such circumstances

Target Group: Groups 3 - 5 Members of the workforce who work predominantly with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and reviewing the needs of a child and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns

Aims & Objectives: 

In this virtual on-line course we will explore patterns of parental behaviour that are labelled resistant in terms of families being evasive, hostile, uncooperative or ambivalent & what can lay behind this. Parental perspective on the child protection process; how practitioners can manage these most effectively & work inclusively with parents. How these behaviours can be analysed in terms of potential impact on children & young people. The pitfalls that practitioners can fall into with families that can exacerbate difficult dynamics with family members. How issues such as gender, ethnicity & class can shape impact on dynamics with professionals. Strategies for keeping safe when working with families who are threatening. Assessing capacity for change when working with families who are hard to help

Places Available:

19

Further Information:

Type:

One day

Enquiries:

safeguardingtraining@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

Trainer:

James Blewett, Independent Trainer

Venue Details:

Webinar/ Virtual Training, Please note that these training sessions will use the ZOOM or TEAMS app. Once registered, you will be sent, nearer the session date, an invite that includes a link for you to download the FREE app and further instructions of how to access the training.