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Professional Curiosity and Challenge - Multi Agency


This course is aimed at all front line practitioners and managers working with children and young people.

Please note that although delegates who book via the cpd website may receive a confirmation email saying lunch is provided, this does not apply to multi-agency courses. The NSCB do not provide lunch on their courses, however it may be possible to purchase this at the venue. The NSCB will send further information with their joining instructions. Please arrive at 9.00am for a prompt start at 9.30am.


  • Provide an understanding of the concept of professional curiosity and its application within a safeguarding children context.
  • Provide a communication framework for saying difficult things in a clear assertive and respectful manner.


By the end of this course participants should:
  • Understand what is meant by the term professional curiosity in relation to keeping children safe.
  • Know the key elements of good communication which lead to effective challenge
  • Have had an opportunity to practice the use of a framework for effectively delivering difficult conversations
  • Be able to make links between collaborative working and defensible decision making
  • Understand the theory of behavioural change and its application to disguised compliance
  • Have an awareness of the serious case review thematic learning framework in relation to professional curiosity and challenge.
  • Know how to manage professional disagreements
  • Have developed an understanding of being curious about the ‘day in the life of the child & their family’ and ensuring the voice of the child is present within the process and a recognition of the disguised compliance as a dynamic
  • Have been enabled to explore emotional competency & its impact of being professionally curious
  • Be able to develop an individual action plan for good practice.

17 Apr 2018 09:30 - 16:30

Closing date: 27/02/2018
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17 Apr 2018 09:30 - 16:30


Abbey Conference Centre