West Berkshire Council

What to Expect: Child Protection Conferences

This information is for professionals.

Detailed information on your role in a Child Protection Conference is available in the Berkshire Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) Child Protection Procedures. You can also find guidance in our pdf icon Handout for Professionals Invited to Conference [222kb].

In West Berkshire we use a framework designed to increase family involvement in drawing up the child protection plan, which is based on the strengthening families model.

It is important that families do not hear new information at the conference and it is the responsibility of all agencies who have relevant information to make this available, using the doc icon Multi-Agency Child Protection Conference Report Template [356kb].

Defining our terms

Terms such as 'abuse' and 'neglect' have a very precise meaning in a Child Protection Conference. Read about them in pdf icon Categories of Registration [204kb].

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