Effective Referrals to Social Services

Cost - £99+VAT for members, £149+VAT for non-members - Book 5 places and get your 6th free!

This course will cover all of the below points to build staff confidence in writing an effective referral to children’s services.


Rachael Courage is a qualified social worker with 20 years practice experience. She is an experienced trainer in child safeguarding and child protection and has managed sexual exploitation and missing services for Barnardos, including setting up services in new areas and working with Child Safeguarding Assurance Partnership around their strategic response to child sexual exploitation.

Rachael has been the safeguarding lead for the children and young people's service within a hospice and has worked for the NSPCC delivering individual and group therapeutic interventions for children who have experienced abuse.

Rachael is currently practicing as a Chair for Child Protection Conferences for a Local Authority.

Aims and objectives:

  • Legal framework and responsibilities
  • ​Shared understanding of pressures​
  • Empathy, curiosity, confidence & a learning culture
  • ​Structured approach​
  • Use of tools in risk assessment​
  • Open communication & feedback loops/escalation

What you need to know to attend:

The course will run for one session via Zoom.

Registration starts at 9:15, then the course will run from 9:30-14:45.


Date Instructor Venue
30th Mar, 2023 - 18:30 Heather Fowler Book
20th Apr, 2023 - 16:30 Flora Bandele Book
27th Apr, 2023 - 09:30 Philip Baines Limited Spaces
27th Apr, 2023 - 18:30 Heather Fowler Book
4th May, 2023 - 13:00 Liz Cooper Book
4th May, 2023 - 16:00 Ruby Parry Book
16th May, 2023 - 09:15 Chris Freestone Book
6th Jun, 2023 - 09:15 Chris Freestone Book
7th Jun, 2023 - 09:15 Rachael Courage Book
20th Jun, 2023 - 09:15 Rachael Courage Book
24th Jun, 2023 - 09:00 Jackie Cherrington-Cowell Book
27th Jun, 2023 - 09:30 Philip Baines Book
28th Jun, 2023 - 09:30 Jackie Cherrington-Cowell Book
5th Jul, 2023 - 09:15 Rachael Courage Book
20th Sep, 2023 - 09:15 Rachael Courage Book

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