The Child’s World: reflections in practice

Location:Brighton & Hove
Type:Full Day
Duration:09.30 - 16.30

Why is the LSCB running this course?

It is extremely important that the voice of the child or young person is heard, and this course is designed to enhance the skills that  staff already have. This training will help those professionals who talk to children and young people during the course of an assessment or child protection investigation develop and enhance their communication skills, centred on the views of the child or young person. The session will involve a young care leaver discussing how different kinds of communication impacted on their interaction with safeguarding professionals

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 interviewing a child or young person, where there are safeguarding  concerns, and or potential risks.

Course objectives

At the end of this course participants will:

  • understand of the importance of listening to children and young people, including the relevant legislative and policy context.
  • be able to consider the issues children and young people may need to communicate to professionals and the different styles they might use to do so.
  • recognise the barriers to children and young people’s communication, including why they sometimes do not tell about abuse.
  • be aware of and appreciate the impact of their own communication styles and responses upon children and young people.
  • have improved their skills to assist their communication with children and young people


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