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LSCB : Neglect - Using Tools to Assess Parents' Ability to Make Positive Changes for Their Children

East Sussex Training & Development Centre (St Mary's House), St Mary's House, St Leonard's Road
Admin Contact
Workforce Development Training Events Team (
Target Audience
Childminders / Children's Services / Children's Services Staff (ESCC) / CW Event open to relevant Adult Social Care / Deputy Headteachers / Heads of School / Designated Safeguarding Leads / Early Help Practitioners/Family Keyworkers / East Sussex Healthcare Trust (ESHT) / Executive Headteachers / EYEE Childminders / EYFS Lead / EYFS Practitioners / Foster Carers / Headteachers / Managers / Newly Qualifed Social Workers / Police / Practice Managers / Preschool SENCO / Reception Teachers / School SENCO's / Schools / Schools Staff / SEND Practitioners / Senior Practitioners / Social Care (non Social Worker) / Social Workers / Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Teachers / Teaching Assistants / Voluntary and Community Sector
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
Children's Services Staff Training / Early Help, Social Care and SEND / Early Years / Foster Care / Inclusion, Special Educational Needs & Disability / Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) / Safeguarding
Child Development and Neglect / Child Protection / Children's Services Staff training / Communicating with Children and Young People / Early Help / Health and Wellbeing / Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) / Risk / Safeguarding / Social Care / Working with Families
Course description
This course supports practitioners to work with families where children may experience neglect.

Important note: It is essential that you have undertaken the Safeguarding Children e-learning prior to coming on this course (see additional information under full details), or you may be turned away.


Please familiarise yourself with the attached Neglect Toolkit and Matrix prior to attending the course, download and bring copies of both to the training.


Training objectives


Learning outcomes

The aims of this course are to help delegates to:

  • explore their understanding of what constitutes neglect

  • reflect on their current/historic neglect cases and share experience and learning

  • gain an overview of current research in relation to child neglect

  • practice raising difficult and sensitive issues regarding neglect with parents through a case study and role play

  • explore a range of tools to determine the standard of parental care

  • assess parental capacity and willingness to recognise and reduce the impact of neglect on their child(ren).

Additional Information

Maximum Delegates
A maximum of three representatives from each team may have a confirmed place and further bookings will be put on a wait list.

Preparation and Follow Up
Before attending any LSCB training course, participants must attend a Basic Signs and Indicators Child Protection course provided/commissioned by their own organisation or have accessed the Safeguarding Children online e-learning training course. To complete this course go to the e-learning section on the East Sussex Learning Portal, enter the Children’s Workforce channel and click Safeguarding.

Please familiarise yourself with the attached Neglect Toolkit and Matrix prior to attending the course, download and bring copies of both to the training.

For ESCC staff, these resources, along with others can be found on the Intranet at:

Refreshments are provided however lunch is not.

Start Date
Friday 2 November 2018
End Date
Friday 2 November 2018
Closing Date
Thursday 18 October 2018
09:30 - 16:30
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