Foundation Module 2: Child Protection Conferences, Plans and Core Groups

Date & Time:

Tuesday 20 February 2018 (CANCELLED - )

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Participants must have:

  • Completed Foundation Module 1: Multi-Agency Safeguarding Training - Family Resilience and Family Safeguarding.

Target Group: The course is aimed at practitioners and managers in voluntary, independent and statutory agencies who work predominantly with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and who could contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of a child and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns. This course is suitable for those who are likely to contribute to the ongoing assessment of children and families, attend child protection conferences, core groups, be involved in the implementation of child protection plans including all those who are or plan to be Deputy/Designated Safeguarding Leads in their organisations.

Course Aim: This training builds on the learning from Foundation Module 1. This course aims to provide staff with the opportunity to further develop their knowledge, skills and the ability to work collaboratively on the process for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, including those who are suffering, or at risk of suffering significant harm. This course will enable practitioners to prepare for, contribute towards and understand the processes involved with child protection conferences, plans and core groups.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course participants will have:

  • Developed an understanding of their roles and responsibilities in child protection conferences, plans and core groups
  • Developed skills and confidence in contributing effectively to conferences, plans and core groups.
  • Explored the process of decision making in the child protection conference.
  • Developed an understanding of agency roles and contribution to interagency collaboration and planning including the formulation of child protection plans and core groups.
  • Understood the Surrey MASH referral process and the Family Resilience and Family Safeguarding model in relation to conferences, plans and core groups in relation to conferences, plans and core groups.

Interim Arrangements for DSL's

DSLs will be considered as receiving appropriate training to carry out their role if they comply with the following criteria:

•             Successfully completed DSL New to Role training

•             Successfully completed SSCB Foundation Module 1 training

•             Attend the termly SCC DSL Network Meeting

•             When training dates are published, a booking is requested and secured to attend the next available SSCB Foundation Module 2 (Child Protection Conference, Plans and Core Groups)

Support and guidance regarding preparation and attendance for Child Protection Conference and Core Groups can be obtained from the Education Safeguarding Team.

Any enquiries or request for advice and support should be emailed to


To use this booking system, you will first need to create a user account and once you have done this, you will be able to manage your own bookings, access course evaluations, certificates and access your training history.

Please note: individuals must create their own account. There is no facility for one person to create an account in their name and book places for numerous numbers of staff. If you are booking on behalf of another member of staff you need to register in their name rather than your own.


Booking has now closed for this event.

Further Information:


Nicky Simpson

Venue Details:

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