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Thursday 8 September 2022


The adolescent neglect conundrum: How can we respond better?

Join us for the fourth and final, free webinar in our Learning About Neglect event series for child protection leaders and practitioners across Scotland.

Research, policy, and practice continue to struggle with the challenges presented by adolescent neglect. Despite growing awareness of its prevalence and links to many of the problems and harms that young people experience, adolescent neglect is poorly conceptualised and understood, and work to address this form of child maltreatment remains limited in scope and effectiveness.

The webinar will focus on adolescent neglect, providing an opportunity for attendees to:

  • Reflect on what we know about adolescent neglect – including findings from research that took innovative approaches to measuring neglect.
  • Consider some of the gaps in understanding of this complex issue.
  • Look at learning from currently available research and evaluation on how to respond.
  • Consider the findings from studies on wider topics that can inform improvements in safeguarding.

Our speaker for the webinar will be Phil Raws, Senior Researcher at the Children’s Society, a charity that has a long heritage in England of supporting disadvantaged children and young people and advocating for change to improve their lives. He has been with The Children’s Society for over 15 years, having previously worked for the Universities of York, Leeds and Bradford.

Phil has been involved in research on a broad range of topics, including children in care and leaving care, young runaways, child abuse and exploitation, neglect and parenting of adolescents, and children’s well-being.

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 September 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.

You can find recordings from the previous Learning About Neglect webinars and their resources here. To find out more about future events, please contact the CELCIS Events Team at celcis.learning@strath.ac.uk

Event details

When: Thurs 8 September
Where: Online MS Teams webinar
Cost: Free
Time: 9.30 - 11.00

Contact Organiser

Amy Coull