Training Events

Leeds Safeguarding Children Partnership is delighted to welcome

Professor Brid Featherstone to deliver:

Poverty, child abuse and neglect:

Interrogating a 'neglected' relationship 

on Wednesday 27th November

10:00 - 12:30

in Leeds City Centre


Brid Featherstone is Professor of Social Work at the University of Huddersfield. She has extensive experience of researching the issues experienced by families who become involved with child protection services. She is a member of the Child Welfare Inequalities Project and has been involved in researching the relationship between poverty and a child's chances of being removed from their family or becoming subject to child protection procedures. 

This presentation will draw from the research literature and the findings of the Child Welfare Inequalities Project to look at how poverty impacts upon neglect and identifies the barriers to practitioners practising in a 'poverty aware' manner. It will explore with participants how more 'poverty aware' policies and practices might be developed. 

This event will be similar to that delivered to Social Workers earlier in the year.


This LSCP multi-agency event is free to attend. All delegates will be charged £50 for non-attendance. For further information see our “How to apply for training” page.

Please ensure that you have received written confirmation of a place before attending.

This session is fully booked are we are no longer taking any new bookings.