TOXIC TRIO – Safeguarding Children When Parents Have Multiple Needs

Date/Time: Thursday February 13 2020 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location: First House

367 Brinnington Road, Brinnington, Stockport, SK5 8EN


Area:              Safeguarding and Welfare

Audience:     All

Trainer:         Debbie Drinkwater

Safeguarding training…

If you are looking to further your skills as a designated safeguarding lead or even from the basic safeguarding level 1, this is the course for you
It looks at supporting parents and children where there is:

  • Domestic abuse
  • Parental mental ill health
  • Substance misuse

This course provides an introduction to the concept of the “Toxic Trio” and highlights how children may be at increased risk when parents have multiple needs.  It will demonstrate how organisations can work with parents to reduce harm, and how community based approaches are essential in providing support to families to ensure that children remain safe within their home environment. The session will increase the confidence of front line practitioners and managers in considering the issue when working with families. There will be an opportunity to explore your own role in relation to this issue and the increased knowledge of legislation, policy and local service provision which will enable you to support families appropriately and to safeguard the needs of children and young people in your care

Learning Objectives:

  • To raise awareness of the concept of “Toxic Trio” and why this is essential learning for all frontline practitioners’
  • To develop your understanding of parental substance use, parental mental ill health and domestic abuse and the impact it can have on parenting ability
  • To consider learning from serious case reviews to identify how children and young people are affected by parental behaviours
  • To reflect on your role in identifying and working with families when parents have multiple needs and increase awareness of local providers or community support available for families

What people said about this course:

  • Very good training session, well presented, good trainer
  • Liked the activities – made you think about different perspectives. What support could be put in place, our roles as practitioners. Good listening to others in the group
  • Very good trainer, very clear information, feel very well informed


Bookings are closed for this event.