Advanced Skills in Working with Child Protection Concerns [NEW DATE]

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When do smacking, yelling or lack of attention become physical abuse or neglect? What is cumulative harm, and how is it identified?

How can family workers best respond if parents don’t share workers’ concerns about children and the way they are being parented?

This workshop will increase your confidence about making child protection reports, and will help you to be more focused and effective when you recognise issues that are close to the threshold for reporting, and you are concerned that if nothing changes, a child is likely to be at risk of significant harm (ROSH).


Learning Outcomes:

  • Increased confidence when identifying the threshold for reporting physical abuse and neglect and addressing concerns about cumulative harm.
  • Increased ability to work with families from diverse cultural backgrounds where there are concerns about children.
  • Increased knowledge and ability to work with parents when there are concerns close to the threshold for statutory intervention.
  • Increased confidence to have conversations with parents who do not recognise concerns in relation to their children


Who should attend this workshop?

This workshop is aimed at family workers, workers assisting with CALD families or anyone working with young families.


Bronwen Elliott

Bronwen has worked as a consultant since 1991.

Her recent projects include development of a child protection policy guide for NSW non-government agencies, development of a child protection practice resource for a national welfare organisation, consultancy on the development of an innovative electronic case management system, training in safety planning for a Brighter Futures program and facilitation of the Marrickville Professional Practice Group.

Bronwen’s interests include effective engagement and intervention with families from community and clinical viewpoints, sociological perspectives on child protection and developments in our understanding of attachment and trauma.

Bronwen has achieved forensic level reliability in the CARE-Index, a tool for assessing relational risk in infants and the School Aged Assessment of Attachment (SAA).

Bronwen has presented at conferences in the US and Europe, as well as Australia.



Members: $93.50; Non-Members: $154.00. Morning tea and lunch provided. Please advise of special dietary needs, or other needs when you register online.


More Information

Giodhini Sivaraj, ph 9620 6172 or email

Code: CP05CPC

Workshop Level: Advanced

Pre-requisites to attend this workshop:

  • Previous training in identifying child protection concerns.
  • Previous experience in assisting families where there are child protection concerns.
  • Familiar with the purpose and use of the Mandatory Reporter Guide.

This workshop was previously postponed and advertised under a different title: “Fifty One Shades of Grey – The Interface between Disciplining, Neglecting, Harming & Abusing Children.”