CSCP 5 Minute Briefing - Practitioner Forums January 2022

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CSCP 5 minute briefing

Practitioner Forums - January 2022


The CSCP promote Practitioner Forums to help people who work with children and young people to learn from each other to support their role in keeping children safe. 

There is an agenda for each of the forums and for the forums being held on the dates below there will be an agenda item from the CSCP Safeguarding Groups of which there are three across the county (North, West, South).

The aim of the CSCP Safeguarding group is to bring the work of the CSCP Board closer to frontline practitioners in order to be able to learn from and improve safeguarding practice. The Safeguarding Group bring together the views of children, their families and professionals to inform the continuous development of services and approaches aimed at protecting children from harm and making positive differences to their lives.

As in previous Practitioner Forums we would like to undertake a consultation exercise with you the practitioners regarding the current theme being explored which is Neglect

We would like as many practitioners as possible at the forums to take part in the consultation exercise to understand your experiences of working with children who have or experienced neglect.

We will also have an agenda item entitle ‘Myths about Men’

As usual there will be the opportunity to share knowledge and information from each other’s agency  

The next Practitioner Forums for your areas are as follows:

Barrow – Monday 17th January 2022 (1pm - 2.30pm)

South Lakes – Tuesday 18th January 2022 (1pm - 2.30pm)

Carlisle & Eden – Monday 24th January 2022 (12.30pm - 2.30pm) 

Allerdale – Wednesday 12th January 2022 (10.00am - 12.00pm)

Copeland & Millom – Friday 21st January 2022 (10.00am - 12.00pm) 

You may have already had an invitation to a Practitioner Forum if you have been a regular attendee to a Forum.  Due to the forums being delivered through Microsoft Teams you will need an invitation.   If you have not had an invitation or you have not attended a Practitioner Forum before but would like to join the forum please contact the lead for each of the Practitioner Forums for your area or the forum you would like to join.  The person to contact for each of the forums are:

Barrow and South Lakes – Joanne Gawne 07967 469996

Carlisle and Eden – Deb Royston – Cumbria Family Support and Steven Kemp (Early Help Officer)  07557 210979

Allerdale, Copeland and Millom – Karen Ross (Early Help Officer) 07885 405708

We look forward to seeing at the forums