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Impact of Neglect

27.06.19 9:30 am
27.06.19 4:30 pm


Children in Wales

*: £95.00 – £135.00

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One day course

Neglectful parenting is connected to a high proportion of children who are ton child protection registers, and there is an even larger overall number who suffer neglect, many of whom don’t figure in the statistics. We will be considering the complexity surrounding neglect – e.g. its nature and causes; the interaction between social and economic disadvantage and parental circumstances and characteristics.  The training will consider the role that all practitioners in contact with children have in recognising neglect and the risk of drift in responding to the care needs of children. Participants will explore the damaging effects of neglect on children’s immediate and longer-term health and development, the importance of thorough assessment and planning, and effective intervention.

The training is suitable for all professionals working with children and families or providing services for adults with child-care responsibilities who may be in a position to identify concerns about neglect, including those that may arise from the use of Early Help services.

This course can also meet the requirement for an annual safeguarding refresher or update.

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognise signs and symptoms connected to the different forms of neglect that may indicate that children and young people are suffering significant harm
  • Describe the different ways in which children may experience neglect and the short and long term impact of neglect on children’s physical, emotional and social development
  • Describe how the brain develops and recognise the importance of early support for children who experience neglect and abuse
  • Identify with the lived experience of the child
  • Identify concerns about parenting capacity and family and environmental factors that contribute to neglect
  • Explain the impact of personal and professional values and beliefs when working with issues of neglect

About the trainer

Claire Sharp has worked with children and young people, in the voluntary and statutory sector, for over twenty years and currently works as Children in Wales’ Training Officer. Claire spent many years working in the field of domestic abuse, directly supporting children and young people in refuges and in the community, before moving on to manage Children’s Services at Welsh Women’s Aid. She has an ongoing interest in encouraging education and learning, in its broadest sense, having worked both as a primary teacher and in the supervision and assessment of student social workers in child and family teams.

Claire now trains practitioners from a variety of services, on a wide range of issues, including children’s rights and child protection. Claire has also delivered Early Support training, a programme aimed to improve recognition and support for disabled children and their families through a multi-agency approach with the child at the centre. Claire is a volunteer with UCAN Productions, a performance and creative arts co-operative for blind and partially sighted children, young people and their friends, supporting the children to have opportunities to play and socialise and develop skills and confidence.

This course is also offered as in-house training, please contact training@childreninwales.org.uk for more information. 

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