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Thursday 19th May 2022


Addressing Neglect and Enhancing Wellbeing: The role of GIRFEC in responding to the needs of families

This is the third free online session in our Learning About Neglect webinar series for child protection leaders and practitioners across Scotland.

In this session, attendees will hear learning from CELCIS' Addressing Neglect and Enhancing Wellbeing (ANEW) Programme, which was funded by the Scottish Government as part of the national Child Protection Improvement Programme. The programme, which was delivered with a range of partner organisations, worked with three different local authorities to understand how best to address low level concerns, which if left unmet, could lead families to face greater challenges.

Through consultation, Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) was identified as a key lever for change: a tool which, if implemented properly, could have a significant impact on outcomes for children and families. Focusing primarily on GIRFEC practice in Early Years and Primary School settings, the session will offer attendees the opportunity to hear about the programme and explore learning in Dundee, one of the three sites, in relation to:

  • The use of implementation methodology
  • The importance of child and family voice in decision-making about their lives
  • The significance of defining outcomes and coaching to practice development
  • The value of relationships in achieving positive outcomes for children and their families

We will hear from the following speakers:

  • Emma Hanley, CELCIS
  • Nicola Weryk, Camperdown Primary School, Dundee
  • Aaron Brown, Hill View Nursery, Dundee

Learning About Neglect event series

CPCScotland, with support from CELCIS and Scottish Government, will be delivering a series of free, online learning events from March to June 2022. Across four webinars, child protection leaders and practitioners across Scotland will have opportunities to engage with key speakers and organisations on child neglect and practice.

An area of development identified initially through the Child Protection Improvement Programme, and more recently within the National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland, these learning events will stimulate conversation and raise awareness nationally about the impact of neglect on children and young people. Attendees will have an opportunity to gain further insight into good practice and approaches that will benefit their own learning and practice.

To find out more and register your interest in future events, please contact the CELCIS Events Team at celcis.learning@strath.ac.uk

Event details

When: Thurs 19 May
Where: Online MS Teams webinar
Cost: Free
Time: 9.30 - 11.00

Contact Organiser

Michelle McCue