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Working in partnership

Group 3: Specialist Front Line Practitioners: Staff who may contribute to Assessment

Target group

Members of the workforce who work predominantly with children, young people and parents/carers who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and reviewing the needs of the child / young person and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns. E.g. GP's, midwives, school nurses, youth workers, some social work staff, education welfare officers and educational psychologists.

Overview: 'Specialist Front Line Practitioners'

Building knowledge, skills and ability to work with others to effectively safeguard and promote the welfare of children whilst maintaining a child focus. Further enhancement of knowledge, skills and ability to work with others in complex & challenging situations.

The employing agency/organisation has the responsibility for:

  • Ensuring staff within this group meet the required competencies.
  • The organisation, delivery and recording that learning has been undertaken to enable staff to meet these competencies.
  • Ensuring that learning to support meeting these competencies reflects the LSCB Core values (as above) and Best Practice Guidance for learning, development and training.
  • Ensuring staff have the opportunity to attend multi-agency training learning opportunities.


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