This child in need assessment course is intended for staff who fall into the following staff groups:
Group 3: Members of the workforce who work predominantly with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening in and reviewing the needs of a child and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns.
This includes: youth workers, probation staff, sports club welfare officers, those working with adults in – for example – learning disability, alcohol and drug misuse services, and those working in community play schemes
Group 4: Members of the workforce who make onward safeguarding referrals to the police and Children’s Social Care. This includes: managers, professional advisors; practice supervisors, named/designated senior professionals.
Group 5: Members of the workforce who have particular responsibilities in relation to undertaking Section 47 enquiries, including professionals, police and children’s social care, those who work with complex cases and social work staff responsible for coordinating assessment of children in need.