Preparing for Engaging in Child Protection Conferences


This session is specifically designed for practitioners who are required to attend Child Protection Conferences in Leeds.  It is aimed towards all agency representatives who are new to the process, those who don’t attend regularly or last attended some time ago and anyone who has attended conferences in other Local Authorities but is new to Leeds.  The aim of the session is to increase practitioners’ confidence and understanding of Child Protection Conferences using the Strengthening Families Framework.

It will help practitioners to understand the purpose of a conference, how they function within Leeds, provide an overview of the Strengthening Families Framework model, and clarify individual’s role within the conference. It will also help to build confidence and knowledge of what to expect when attending a conference in Leeds.

By the end of the session, participants will have an awareness of:

  • Understanding of the purpose of a Child Protection Conferences (CPC) and when one takes place
  • Understanding of the Strengthening Families Framework, and the operational model
  • Understanding of your roles and responsibilities within an CPCs
  • Understanding of the potential outcomes of an CPCs, including a child protection plan, and when plans may be discontinued
  • Increased knowledge and confidence to support effective participation within CPCs

This two-hour briefing will be delivered by the Child Protection Conference Chairs from the Integrated Safeguarding Unit, Leeds City Council.


Participants must have completed Introduction to Safeguarding Children and Young People (or another introductory level safeguarding course relevant to their role) before they can access this session

Dates available:

  • Thursday 20th June, 09:30-11:30 


The briefing is free to access for all delegates however, all delegates from any agency will be charged £25 for non-attendance at live sessions. We will therefore require billing details from all delegates registering for the course.

For further information see our Charging Policy

Delivery method

Virtual events will be delivered live on MS Teams. Delegates will be asked to mute microphones on entry but will be invited to unmute to ask questions or contribute to discussions. Delegates will also be encouraged to use the chat function to ask questions and they may choose whether they have their cameras on or off throughout the session.

To secure your place on this training course please complete the booking form.

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