Working with Parents with a Learning Disability

Type:Multi-Agency Training

Why is the LSCB providing this course?

This workshop will raise awareness of how multi-agency work can help address issues that may cause potential risk or harm to the children cared for by parents with a learning disability. It will look at best practice when working with these families and the local support available.

Target Audience:

All professionals in children’s and adult services that may undertake or be involved in the early intervention, or assessment of a family where the parent/carer has a learning disability.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Helping you to identify when parents have a learning disability or needs. Gain a better understanding of what is a learning disability and what is a cognitive assessment.
  • Explore the needs and challenges faced of parents with learning disabilities and their children.
  • Good practice when working and communicating with parents who have a learning disability, including advocacy services.
  • Strategies to increase parents ability to engage with professionals
  • Referral pathways to specialist services that can support parents and their children.
  • Working in Children in Need and Child Protection Context – what is PAMS?



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