Child neglect

This course will help you to understand and recognise neglect and challenge your thoughts about what neglect is. Serious case review findings will also be covered, as well as looking at why staff can find it difficult to identify neglect.

Learning objectives

  • explore what is meant by the term neglect
  • identify signs that a child may be neglected
  • consider what the impact of neglect could be on a child
  • look at parental and environmental factors, and how this can make spotting neglect difficult
  • recognise child development, attachment, and emotional neglect issues
  • know how to respond effectively to concerns you may have
  • understand the overview of local referral practice and referral processes

Who this course is for

Social workers, family support workers, school family liaison officers, and staff who work regularly and intensely with children and young people.

Staff groups that should take this course

Groups 3 to 6. Visit the staff groups page for more information about this.

Training stage covered

Stages 2 to 6.  Visit the training stages page for more information about this.

Next course date

16 November 2023, 9.30am to 4pm. Book this course

Contact us

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