Attending a child protection case of conference

For many people a child protection case conference is the first time a safeguarding issue comes to the fore. We can help staff prepare for attending case conferences or any multi-agency safeguarding meeting.

Our course entitled Using Multi-agency meetings to safeguard children addresses;

Process issues

  • When to present my information
  • Disagreeing with others
  • Understanding the thresholds
  • Legal issuesTime issues

Content issues

  • Saying difficult thingEnsuring balance
  • Using the wrong words
  • Knowing what is relevant
  • Being criticised
  • Breaching confidentiality

Personal issues

  • Being less experienced than others
  • Making a mistake┬áMaking it worse
  • Being scared of repercussions

Chair’s responsiblities

  • Exclusions
  • Explaining process
  • Checking accuracy of information
  • Ensuring all can participate freely
  • Summing up relevant information
  • Explaining threshold
  • Achieving consensus or majority decision
  • Drawing out minority views

Your responsiblities:

  • Providing all potentially relevant information
  • Sharing the content of your report, with parents, in advance
  • Being open to new information
  • Formulating an opinion based on available information
  • Contributing to protection plan
  • Liaising with colleagues