Briefing Session: Child Protection Conferences – Strengthening Families based model

Type:Briefing session

Why is the LSCB providing this course?

Brighton & Hove Children Services are adopting a new model for child protection conferences, based on the Strengthening Families model used widely across the country. The model aims to improve family involvement in creating a plan to reduce risk in their family and will shift the emphasis within the conference to concentrate on developing a shared understanding of risk, protective factors, complicating factors and areas still unknown in order to create an effective plan.


Target Audience:

Members of staff, who work predominantly with children, young people and their families, parents or carers, and who could potentially contribute to the assessment, intervention and reviewing the safeguarding needs for a child or young person, where there are safeguarding concerns, and or potential risks.


Learning Outcomes:

After completing this course you will …..

    • have an overview of the new model of conference practice.
    • what the new model means for them in terms of preparing for and taking part in the new conference model.
    • be able to be a confident participant in future child protection conferences.



To book a place on our safeguarding training use the Brighton & Hove Learning Gateway 

For support or enquiries about using the gateway please call 01273 291460 or email

Training is free for Children’s Services staff, school staff, foster carers, CVS groups, BHCC contracted organisations in Children’s Services, statutory health organisations, police and probation and all early years (including private early years) who are working in Brighton & Hove. Private organisations and those working outside the city – £120