Safeguarding Training: Working with Parents with Learning Needs

Where is it?

Online- You will be sent an invite to attend via Microsoft Teams ,

When is it?

Wednesday, 21st April, 2021

Parents with learning needs are more likely to have their children removed. What does recent research tell us about their experiences and what can we do to promote better practice?


Sarah Goff, Ann Craft Trust’s Safeguarding Young People Manager, will draw upon her extensive experience in working with parents with learning needs to highlight the importance of practitioners working to empower parents with learning needs to promote better practice.

This course will reflect on challenges in current practice and challenges in relation to the social and economic inequalities in the context of the lives of young people and parents with learning disabilities.

The course will use current materials including the work of the Working Together for Parents network and the guidance produced the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.

What will the Training Cover?

  • A focus on addressing the need for earlier recognition and pre-birth assessment for parents with learning needs.
  • How to build trust and relationships as a basis for effective practice and stronger partnerships to support parents with learning needs; including fathers.
  • Discussions of key learning from serious case reviews and practice learning reviews.
  • An exploration of recent research and policy as a basis for good practice.
  • Examples of good practice to support practitioners.

Important Information 


  • Date: Wednesday 21 April 09.45-1.00pm via Microsoft Teams.
  • Cost: £99 per person.
  • Who can attend? The course is aimed at practitioners from children’s social care as well as adults social care and health.
  • Questions? Please contact us and a member of the team will be more than happy to support.

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