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Listen to me! Noticing and responding to children in need

Members £50 | Non-members £85

Date: 20-03-2019 Location: Cardiff
Organiser: Children in Wales

This short course will focus on supporting practitioners to recognise when children may be trying to tell them about what is happening in their lives.  Using a rights based approach we will focus on how to keep the child at the centre of any concerns and to ensure that their voices are heard and acted upon. The course will present research messages about some of the difficulties children have when making disclosures of abuse and neglect to adults around them. Through the use of interactive exercises practitioners will explore children’s disclosure a process rather than an event.  

Delegates will consider the importance of ‘tuning in’ to children’s unspoken communication, paying careful attention to speech or behaviour that is worrying.

Learning outcomes:

  • To understand the ways that children may show or tell adults that they are at risk
  • To explore the barriers for children and adults
  • To explore possible responses by adults
  • To consider different types of questions that can be used with children and in what situations they may be effective
  • To practice recording skills
  • To clarify do’s and don’ts regarding record keeping and information sharing under GDPR and Data Protection 2018.


The course is aimed at anyone working directly with children who wants to improve their response to children’s spoken and unspoken communication, and to feel more confident that they are acting in accordance with good practice.

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