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Good Practice In Section 47 Enquiries Social Worker
Good Practice In Section 47 Enquiries Social Worker

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To explore ways in which you can work more effectively with children, families, the police and other agencies during this process.
The key areas of the course are as follows:

  1. Understand the processes involved in undertaking a Section 47 enquiry
  2. Understand how the "Best Evidence" Guidance should be applied during child protection enquiries
  3. Be clear about the roles, responsibilities & expectations between the police and social workers in this process.
  4. Have an understanding of the range of criminal offences which may be considered during a Section 47 enquiry.
  5. Review the civil law in relation to protecting children
  6. Understand differing thresholds in relation to criminal and civil law when protecting children
  7. Understand how to have effective strategy discussions
  8. Understand what is meant by "authoritative practice" and begin to reflect on this in relation their own practice
  9. Further develop skills in risk assessment and analysis.

This course meets the Training, Support, and Development Standards as outlined in The Fostering Services (England) Regulations 2011.

Upon booking this course, we will discuss the learning objectives and outcomes you wish to achieve based on the young people in your care.

We also have an advanced version, which is specifically for designated individuals or seniors.

Should you wish to discuss your needs before making a booking, please call 0800 774 7874.

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  • Course Badge
  • Course Certificate
  • Includes Extensive Handbook
  • Includes LOR – Learning Outcome Report
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