Childhood Neglect: A resource for multi-agency training
This resource has been developed to support trainers in delivering courses on safeguarding children and young people that focus on child neglect for multi-agency audiences. As part of a two-year project funded by the Department for Education (DfE), Child and Family Training has drawn on the wide range of materials commissioned and published online by the DfE, Childhood Neglect: Improving outcomes for children, to design 16 courses for trainers to use or adapt to the needs of particular audiences. In addressing the knowledge, skills and values required by practitioners and managers when working with childhood neglect, much of the content is relevant not only to England but to other countries in the UK and beyond.
The importance of training on childhood neglect
The Guidance for Trainers accompanying the DfE materials draws attention to a number of key issues that make training on childhood neglect essential – for practitioners and those who have managerial responsibilities – principally:
- the prevalence of neglect
- and the gap between the known damage caused to children and young people as a result of neglect and much current practice in relation to early recognition, effective review and improvement of outcomes.
Read more about the context for the development of the DfE training materials and this resource.
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