Training at OSCB

Working with fathers and other significant males

Course Overview

Engaging with fathers & significant men is an important part of child protection and safeguarding practice. Men may be involved in families in a range of ways and may need support in the process of becoming effective parents. This course explores the historical context of fatherhood and considers learning from SCRs, research and evidence based practice when working with men, the blocks to engaging with and working with men and the risks of ‘hidden’ men. It also looks at a variety of skills and techniques for assessing their parenting roles and engaging and supporting them as fathers.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explore ways to maintain a focus on significant males involved in a child’s life, and the potential implications of his own needs and his role within the family.
  • Consider how to involve significant males in assessment and planning, and learn practical strategies and skills to maximise this engagement.
  • Identify the barriers to engagement with and from significant males, and how to overcome these barriers

Safeguarding Disabled Children

  • Aim:
    To give professionals who are experienced in working with disabled children an understanding of why they are more vulnerable to abuse and neglect to non-disabled peers.Objectives: (delegates will be able to):
  • Describe the safeguarding risks disabled children face and why professionals might overlook them.
  • Identify tools available to be used when safeguarding disabled children.
  • Demonstrate an ability to analyse what action is needed to address safeguarding risks.
  • Describe what action should be taken around safeguarding in complex cases.
  • List the agencies/professionals that are available to gain advice and guidance from outside of their own agency.

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