Core training for anyone working with children. This course covers the training requirements in Working Together including identification of abuse and neglect, early help, factors at home, referrals and communication between agencies and effective intervention especially where workers encounter resistance and reluctance. We recommend staff also access multiagency training through their local safeguarding children board.
Rachael Courage is a trainer for Dialogue and is also an experienced Social Worker and part-time child protection chair in another local authority. Rachael is supported by an experienced local practitioner to ensure the course is tailored to the needs of those supporting children and young people in Devon.
Brian Smith has experience of over 37 years in social care to work with service providers to improve services to children. What drives Brian is a continued belief that we must do better in achieving positive outcomes for children in care and use the learning from all opportunities to improve the quality of life for these children.