In our work with often vulnerable people, we have an ethical duty to work safely with risk, particularly as it relates to children and young people. Considering child protection is one of the most complex, challenging areas of work for therapists and one where practitioners can feel deskilled and unsure of their assessments.
This course is designed for therapists and other professionals working with children, young people and adults where child protection is a consideration in their practice. It will consider risk from the perspective of practitioners in private practice as well as those working in an agency setting.
We will explore:
- The risks that can arise in our work with children, young people and adults.
- The legislative and policy frameworks that inform our understanding of child protection, including the Scottish Government’s updated Statutory Child Protection Guidance 2021.
- Ethical dilemmas that arise in considering child protection.
- How we assess risk and the way our own levels of risk tolerance inform our risk assessment.
- Information sharing and breaching confidentiality.
- Working with statutory child protection services.
This course is intended to be practical in nature, giving space to reflect on practice, examine our own values and beliefs and consider the very complex ethical considerations which arise with child protection concerns.
Facilitator - Susan Dobson
Susan Dobson is a Person-Centred therapist with experience of working in a variety of settings including the voluntary sector, private practice and EAP service providers, with a particular interest and specialism in working with trauma. She currently works as a counsellor with Clydesdale Counselling and Human Development Project and operates her private practice from her home office.
Susan is an experienced trainer and facilitator, she is the Senior Learning and Development Officer for Glasgow’s Public Protection Unit and is a regular contributor to the Post-Qualifying Award for Independent Domestic Abuse Advisors. Susan is also a Registered Social Worker with over 20 years experience of working with children and vulnerable families. She is currently undertaking an MA in Trauma Studies at Nottingham University.
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