Training Events:

Child Protection Conferencing and Core Groups

Child Protection Conferencing and Core Groups

  • Date: 15-09-2020
  • Venue: Various

Target Audience

This course is aimed at practitioners who work within the Children and Adults workforce as part of universal service or provide an early help service. As well as those who work within specialist services which sit under statutory intervention who wish to gain an insight into the Child protection, core group and conferencing process.





Course Code


9:30am - 16:30pm


Solaris Centre



The aim of this course is to familiarise participants with the new child protection conference model ‘Blackpool Families Rock’ and practitioners will have the opportunity to participate in a ‘mock’ child protection conference using the new model. This will enable practitioners to be able to gain a better understanding of the process and the importance of multi-agency working together.


By the end of the session the course participants will have an understanding of:

  • The Blackpool Families Rock model of practice.
  • How child protection conferences will be run using the new model.
  • How the model of practice will be used when they participate in a child protection conference by interpreting information and determining a conclusion.
  • How to devise SMART Child Protection plans.
  • How to differentiate the role and responsibilities of agencies involved in the child protection process.
  • How to identify the remit and tasks of core groups.
  • The importance of collaborative work and shared responsibility.
  • How to relate to the needs of the child in core group work.
  • How to recognise when it is appropriate to refer to the LADO.
  • The process which is undertaken when an allegation is made and possible outcomes.

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