training

This is a small group training exercise involving allocation of responsibilities to agencies involved in protecting children.

It should be completed with a large group plenary for discussion and ‘unpacking’ the issues which arise. It is best used in multi-agency training programmes.

Document that sets out a national framework of guidance on how all agencies and professionals should work together to promote children's welfare and protect them from abuse and neglect.

It is aimed at those who work in the health and education services, the police, social services, the probation service, and others whose work brings them into contact with children and families.

It is relevant to those working in the statutory, voluntary and independent sectors. It replaces the previous version of Working Together Under the Children Act 1989, which was published in 1991.

This exercise is designed to prompt participants to ‘surface’ the beliefs and values that underlie their reactions to the situations that children are in. This exercise is usually carried out with a large group split into smaller groups of 4 – 5 people. It lasts approximately 90 minutes.

This exercise provides a good basis for challenging values and attitudes and can give trainers evidence in assessable training. This is useful for practitioners across the services, volunteers, and newly qualified staff. The exercise lasts approximately 45 minutes and is suitable for a group of 12 -15.

The aim of this workshop is to dispel the fears of people who are relatively new to child protection issues, and those who feel it is a muddy area of legislation and uncomfortable procedures for themselves and the children and young people they work with.

The beauty of this workshop is it can be used for introduction to child protection issues or to update existing knowledge or beliefs. The exercise lasts between 1 to 3 hours and is suitable for groups of 3 to 20.

This resource highlights key themes from the Research in Practice publication 'Professionalism, partnership and joined-up thinking: a research review of front-line working with children and families' by Nick Frost, Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds. This resource provides a useful introduction to the book, which includes more detail about the evidence from which the themes noted here are drawn as well as full references, brief historical and conceptual context, and practice examples.

This review covers effective practice in parenting support within the youth justice. It was commissioned to serve as a background source document on which the accompany guidance produced 'Key Elements of Practice - Parenting' is based. It is aimed primarily at managers and practitioners working in the youth justice field who are directly involved in providing, or brokering access to, services for young people who offend and their families. It offers an accessible guide to the current state of the evidence base on effective interventions and services.

Paper highlighting an increasing need to promote appropriate assessment and care planning for individuals with Down syndrome who develop dementia and arguing that housing and support services need to recognise and be more responsive to these people.

Document setting out the national minimum standards expected of domiciliary care agencies in England to ensure good quality personal care and support for people while living in their own home in the community.