Good Practice in Undertaking or Contributing to s47 (Child Protection) Assessments

Although this course is primarily aimed at student, newly qualified and returning to the profession social workers; any practitioner who contributes to S47 assessments would benefit from this course. The course aims are to develop practitioners’ knowledge and confidence when dealing with Section 47 enquiries.


By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify components of a good quality, evidence based, and analytical s47 assessment
  • Undertake S47 enquiries efficiently and effectively
  • Apply and understand ‘Best Evidence’ Guidance
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of other agencies
  • Understand and apply criminal and civil law in relation to protecting children
  • Manage effective strategy discussions

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