Effective Referrals to Children's 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
29th Apr, 2024 - 09:15 Rachael Courage zoom Book

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