Safeguarding Children:

7 Minute Briefings

7 Minute Briefings

Seven minute briefings are based on a technique borrowed from the FBI. It is based on research, which suggests that seven minutes is an ideal time span to concentrate and learn. Learning for seven minutes is manageable in most services, and learning is more memorable as it is simple and not clouded by other issues and pressures.

The CSAP is aware of increasing pressure on services, which can make it difficult to release staff to attend training, as well as the need to keep learning and developing to maintain a skilled workforce, and that these short, team based learning events might be a helpful way to support learning.

The content of the briefings will be a mixture of new information (such as learning from Serious Case Reviews) or a reminder/repeat of basic information with challenge to think about the application to practice in the team.

Blackpool Families Rock

Capacity, Sex and Marriage

Child Sexual Abuse in the Family Environment

Child Sexual Abuse

Concealed and Denied Pregnancy

Contextual Safeguarding

Early Help Assessment Form Practitioner Briefing

Female Genital Mutilation


Lancashire Violence Reduction Network


Making Safeguarding Personal

Mental Capacity Act for 16 and 17 year olds

Pre-birth protocol


Private Fostering

Reporting to Child Death Overview Panel

Restrictive Practice

Universal Credit

Voice of the Child