Training Event

Level 3 Multi-Agency Child Protection (MACP) with a focus on Parental Mental Illness

The day focusses on the child’s experience and draws on the most recent research on the impact of parenting, including the inter-relationship between mental illness, substance misuse and domestic violence, and focusses on the physical and emotional impact on children’s development and attachment behaviour.

Parental mental illness was a significant factor in 40% of Serious Case Reviews. This course explores values and attitudes, identification and working together, thus helping you understand the experience and voice of children and young people. It will conclude with an emphasis on analysis and joint planning for effective intervention with these families.

The course aims to give you a deeper understanding of the impact of parental mental ill health on children and young people growing up.

The course is aimed at staff who have previously attended Level 3 Multi-Agency Child Protection training, but no specialist knowledge is required. 

This course is delivered by our expert facilitators who will bring their first hand experience and tailor the course to suit your learning needs.

Our course covers the following topics:

  • Introduce self and aims for today
  • Legislation and changes
  • What do we know about mental health?
  • Context and what is in a diagnosis
  • Prevalence and the frequency of illness and statistics
  • The toxic trio
  • Potential impact on the child
  • The child’s perspective
  • Assessment
  • The impact on adolescents
  • Responding to concerns and the process

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the effects of parental mental health problems on child development.
  • Understand and respond effectively to the impact of parental mental illness, and associated issues such as substance misuse and domestic violence, on children and their development from birth through to adolescence;
  • Make sense of mental illness ‘diagnosis’ and maintain a focus on the child and their experience of parenting;
  • Ensure that safe decisions are made that meet the child’s timescale for the development of positive and healthy attachment, and manage the risks of physical, emotional and psychological harm
  • Reflect on local practice and procedures in relation to those children deemed to be at risk of significant harm

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