Child Neglect Training

This course is an important aspect of the local CSCP training programme, it is built into our provision in line with our CSCP Neglect Strategy.  Delivered by Action for Children, this is a valuable addition to our portfolio and provides those attending with an overarching understanding of the issues surrounding neglect, how it can impact on the children and young people to whom it relates and how early interventions can be used to reduce the impact of long term neglect.

Target Audience

Members of staff, who work predominantly with children, young people and their families, parents or carers, and who could potentially contribute to the assessment, intervention and reviewing the safeguarding needs for a child or young person, where there are safeguarding concerns, and or potential risks.

Aim of workshop

To provide multi-agency audience with key messages from research and practice which will assist staff to recognise and respond to neglect.  The aim is to improve partnership working both between agencies and with families.

Learning Outcomes

  • Hear about Cumbria's recently launched neglect strategy and understand how we all have a role in working with neglect

  • Understand what is meant by neglect and why it is harmful to children

  • Explore how to keep the child at the centre of our work

  • Identify concerns about parenting capacity that may contribute

  • Understand what works in dealing with neglect

Duration: 3 hours

Cost:  Courses are provided free of charge to non-profit making organisations and CSCP member organisations. See the LSCB Training Programme and Learning Events Brochurethis external link will open in a new window  for more information.

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To book your place on this course please

The course booking process for all Cumbria County Council staff members has changed to self-service, resulting in staff booking their own courses through MyHR. Full guidance is available through links on InTouch and access to user guides are also available. As a result of these changes the booking process has become fully automated and confirmation and venue information (previously joining instructions) will be communicated through emails to both individuals and managers. Where a user does not have access to MyHR, then it will be the responsibility of their line manager to book them on the course.

Booking process for non-Cumbria County Council staff members including schools, please complete a BOOKING FORMthis external link will open in a new window and return to:

For any queries about the course, please email 

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