Child Protection – key themes relating to adoption

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Child Protection – key themes relating to adoption

19 April 2023 at 9:45 am to 2:00 pm


Child protection concerns do not come labelled as such and it is vital that adoption social workers feel confident in identifying the factors that may mean that a child is at risk of harm. This one-day workshop will consider the current policies around child protection and link these to current practice across Scotland. It will identify where participants can look for further information to increase their knowledge.  Using a real-life case study involving the tragic death of a child in his adoptive placement, participants will be able to identify the indicators of a potential child protection issue.  You will be asked to do some brief pre-reading relating to the case to enable them to discuss the issues arising in-depth.  It will also offer colleagues the opportunity to share practice from different agencies and to think about child protection issues in adoption through the lens of current research and evidenced based practice.

Participants will:

  • Understand the policy context for child protection
  • Review the latest guidance and consider how this relates to the work of their own agency
  • Identify where participants can look for further information and reliable sources for research
  • Gain an understanding of the complex interplay of issues raised in the child safeguarding practice review for Leiland James Michael Corkhill following his tragic death.

For further information and to download a booking form, click Child Protection Booking 19 04 23


19 April 2023
9:45 am to 2:00 pm
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