Risk assessment in action: the art of judging risk in child protection – ONLINE workshop conducted over 2 x 3 hour sessions on 18/02/21 and 25/02/21. Both sessions will commence at 9:20am for a 9:30am start, finishing at 12:45pm. Workshop participants must attend both sessions to receive an attendance certificate.
Safety and risk assessments are foundation skills for effective child protection practice, underpinning all decisions about safety and support. This comprehensive workshop uses evidence-based knowledge to develop participants’ understanding of the concepts central to risk assessment in contemporary child protection practice. Beyond a core understanding and skills-base in child protection, this workshop challenges participants to examine how they apply knowledge in practice. Practical exercises, using frameworks which reinforce good quality assessments, enable participants to increase their competence in making comprehensive assessments and defensible decisions.
Who should attend?
Child protection workers in government and community based services, including Family and Child Connect, Intensive Family Support, statutory intervention services and FIS, alternative care and reunification services, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family Wellbeing services, Assessment and Service Connect practitioners. Both experienced workers and those newer to the field will benefit.