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One-day courses in 2020 & 2021

This series of one-day courses in 2020 and 2021 will be delivered in partnership with the Association of Child Protection Professionals (AoCPP) formally BASPCAN (British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect).

The courses are:

  • The Safeguarding Children Assessment and Analysis Framework (SAAF)
  • Interventions to address adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)
  • The Family Assessment

The courses, originally planned to take place in Birmingham and London, will be delivered online due to Covid 19 restrictions.

Summary details of each course are set out below.

 The Safeguarding Children Assessment and Analysis Framework (SAAF)

For experienced professionals with responsibility for making or contributing to assessments of children and families where there are ongoing safeguarding concerns, including staff in children’s social care, health and education, expert witnesses, children’s guardians and independent social workers.  The course will cover using the Safeguarding Assessment and Analysis Framework (SAAF), and is designed to assist professionals to make evidence-based assessments, decisions and plans in complex cases, including at child protection, pre-proceedings and court work stages.  Participants will receive a SAAF user guide and a licence to use it in their practice.

Interventions to address adverse childhood experiences (ACEs)

For practitioners who work with children, young people and their families to support and enhance the quality of their direct work.  Participants will be trained on using two interventions guides from the Hope for Children and Families (HfCF) series which are Modifying abusive and neglectful parenting and Working with children and young people: Addressing emotional and traumatic responses.

The HfCF series of intervention guides have been designed to address the common patterns of parenting stresses or difficulties, including abusive and neglectful parenting, and the associated impairment of children and young people’s health and development. They are particularly suitable for participants working in services addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).  Participants will receive the two intervention guides and licences to use them in their practice.

The Family assessment

For professionals responsible for assessing and working with families following referral or later when more specialist assessment of family relationship difficulties is required.  The course is designed to enable professionals to develop their skills in using The Family Assessment, a systemic model for making assessments and use a model of analysis and planning interventions and outcomes using the Assessment Framework.  Participants will receive The Family Assessment guide (Bentovim and Bingley Miller, 2001) and a licence to use it in their practice.

For further information and expressions of interest please email:

stephen.pizzey@childandfamilytraining.org.uk