Assessment and Analysis in Child Protection – Louise Smith & Fiona Mackintosh – LEVEL 3 (online)


10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Bookings closed

Assessment and Analysis in Child Protection

This training is designed for staff who have regular contact with children and/or families, including those working within adult services. This course takes a more in depth look at the different types of abuse and neglect, as well as giving participants information about managing disclosures and handling sensitive situations.

What can I expect from this training?

By the end of this training, staff should:
• Understand the importance of relating practice to theory and research.
• Understand the initial assessments within Highland Practice Guidance.
• Recognise the “3 staged approach” to risk from the National Risk Framework.
• Consider different methods of collecting and collating information around children and their family.
• Recognise that analysis is a key activity in assessment.
• Be able to discern from analysis, what to do in order to protect and promote the welfare of children, including those who are suffering, or at risk of suffering, significant harm.
• To recognise some of the key pitfalls in child protection procedures

Who should attend?

All staff who have regular contact with children and young people and/or their family members, should attend this training.

In particular those staff who:
• Have regular contact with vulnerable children and families
• Carry out direct work with children and families
• Contribute to assessments of children, including assessment of risk
• May be required to support the development and delivery of the Child’s Plan
• Have specific responsibilities in regard to child protection


Staff must have completed “Recognition and Response in Child Protection” or “Child Protection Planning Process” within the past three years, or have direct experience of working in the field of child protection.


There will be pre-course tasks which will take approximately an hour to complete. The In person course lasts 3 hours. A minimum of 12 people will be required for course to go ahead.


Bookings are closed for this event.