Safeguarding Children where there is Parental Mental Illness

Themed Course

26 September 2017

From 09:00 - 16:00

No Long Taking Bookings!

This is a one day course for workers from all agencies who work with families in which parental mental health issues could impact upon children. The impact of mental illness on parenting is considered, as are ways in which children can be affected. The course aims to improve understanding of parental mental illness, what it can mean for children and how we can work together to promote children’s welfare and safeguard them in these circumstances.

Target Audience: Groups 3-8

This inter-agency course is suitable for those working with children, young people and their families and with adults where there are adult mental health issues. This is an area in which it is crucial that practitioners from adult & child focused services work together and the course is aimed at workers from Adult Mental Health Services and all those who work with children & families.

Course Content

The course contains some PowerPoint presentation(s), group work, case study and video material.

In particular the course covers:

  • Roles and responsibilities – working together.
  • Listening to the experience of children and young people.
  • Incidence of mental illness, national and local context.
  • Attitudes to mental health issues.
  • The impact of different mental health conditions on parenting.
  • Overview of local and national services and resources.
  • Video – what children want – impact on young carers.
  • Learning from Practice – Serious Case Reviews and best practice.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you will:

  • An increased knowledge of the impact of mental illness upon parenting.
  • An increased understanding of professional roles and best practice between agencies.
  • The ability to conduct more effective assessment and information sharing between agencies.
  • Knowledge of what children and young people say would help them.
  • An awareness of improved shared practice, which ensures children, young people and families get the support and intervention they need.
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Multi-Agency Training

TSCB Charging Policy for Safeguarding Training


Learn more about TSCB minimum standards...

TSCB minimum standards for basic single agency safeguarding children awareness raising training are designed to assure that relevant training across all agencies and services in Tameside is delivered to a consistently high standard. They will be utilised by the Learning Improvement and Activity Sub- Group to quality assure relevant training. It should be noted that basic single agency awareness training should not be utilised to negate the requirement for professionals or volunteers in Tameside, whose work brings them into with children and their families, from acquiring or refreshing their Multi-Agency safeguarding knowledge via TSCB’s Multi-Agency Training Offer.

What to do if you are worried about a child

If you think a child is being abused or mistreated or you have concerns about a child’s well-being please contact one of the numbers shown on this page.

Your phone call could help to safeguard a child who may be at risk.

If the situation is immediately dangerous for the child then ring 999 and ask for the Police.

If the child is not in immediate danger contact:

Children's Hub

  • Monday to Friday during office hours - 0161 342 4101
  • Monday to Friday outside office hours and weekends and public holidays – 0161 342 2222
  • GM Procedures Manual
  • Safeguarding concerns can be reported to the Children's Hub using the Online Electronic Referral form