Sam is finding it difficult to control the behaviour of her teenage son Jack.  Struggling herself with being a single parent and having mental health issues, Sam realizes that not only is Jack’s attitude at home and school deteriorating, but he has also got himself involved in criminal activity.
  • Child Safeguarding
  • Child neglect, Compromised parenting, Gang crime and knife crime, Grooming – knife-related crime, Think Family
  • Guidance for swearing and sexual references/abuse

Level of Complexity: Advanced
  • Differentiation applies depending on the audience
  • Trainer to develop the questions accordingly
Video Synopsis
  • Single parent struggles with her son’s behaviour
  • Young person’s behaviour deteriorates
  • Young person shows violent tendencies
  • Parent discovers child is involved in criminal activity and has procured a knife

Issues Covered

  • Mental health
  • Child abuse
  • Alcohol misuse
  • Violent behaviour
  • Crime
  • Knife Crime
  • Social Media

  • Recognising neglect and cumulative harm
  • Explaining the links between compromised parental capacity and the risk of child abuse/exploitation
  • Recognising the link between being vulnerable and the risks of being groomed for gang culture
  • To explain the importance of early help and the roles of professionals and parents

  • What are the indicators that Jack is being neglected?
  • Which professionals could have formed a team around the child?
  • How can parents who have unmet needs be supported and engaged to make the changes needed to parent safely?
  • What services are available to support this family?

Target Audience:

  • Everyone who works with children/young people
  • Adult services – mental health, domestic abuse, sexual abuse
  • Teachers
  • Mentors and pastoral staff
  • Youth Offending Teams
  • School Nurses
  • CAHMS Teams
  • Social workers

Useful For:

  • Conference
  • One to one
  • Group training
  • Awareness event
  • Supervision

Training Suggestions:

  • Audit Neglect Strategy
  • Audit provision of mental health services for adults
  • Audit provision of mental health services for children

Useful Links

For Further Support

  • Local Safeguarding Children Board
  • Local Children Services
  • Local Family Information services