Working Together to Safeguard Children

(Specific Contact Workforce)


Venue - School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Kirkcaldy

2 Day course

Time - 9.30 am - 3.30 pm



This course considers some of the major learning points which have arisen from child death inquiries and serious case reviews. The factors identified will be discussed in the context of assessing a child’s situation and how these may influence decision making when interacting with other professionals, children and parents. Throughout the course, a focus remains on the current implementation of the ‘Getting it Right’ agenda (GIRFEC).



To improve effective individual and partnership working to protect children and young people in Fife.



  • To explore key themes raised during child death inquiries and significant case reviews.
  • To increase awareness of the implication of these key themes on practice.
  • To stimulate effective cooperation by increasing awareness of the Fife Child Wellbeing Pathway and how this relates to both GIRFEC and the Child Protection approaches.


Learning OutcomesOn completion of the course participants will be able to:-

  • Understand the CPC’s key themes and their impact on practice
    • Child at the Centre
    • Relationships
    • Assessment and Planning
    • Information Sharing and Communication
    • Early Intervention
    • Professional Support and Oversight
  • Develop an effective single agency assessment and chronology


Target Group


Participants should already have some knowledge of child protection and GIRFEC from prior single or inter agency training before attending this course. For all frontline staff and managers in the public, private and voluntary sectors; including those who have direct, indirect and/or occasional working contact with children, young people and families. It is also relevant to those working in adult services where there is a likelihood that their client base interacts with children.


Available dates


Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd September 2019

Thursday 31st October & Friday 1st November 2019

Monday 2nd December & Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Tuesday14th January & Wednesday 15th January 2020

Monday 3rd February & Tuesday 4th February 2020

Thursday 12th March & Friday 13th March 2020




All Fife Council employees should book via the Corporate Learning Management System.  The link can be found at the bottom of the FISH home page.   


Other partner organisations can book by following the link to our online  booking form.  Your place will be confirmed by e-mail.


If you require further help with booking please  contact the CPC Support Team at or 01592 583251


Fife Child Protection Committee 6 key themes animation


A copy of the full Fife Inter Agency Child Protection Training Programme for 2018 - 2019 can be accessed at the link below. 
Participants at recent multi agency child protection training will have been directed to this page to access additional information in the publications at the links below.
Links to Reviews of Child Deaths featured in Working Together to Safeguard Children

A Significant Case Review (SCR) is a multi-agency process for establishing the facts of a situation where a child has died or been significantly harmed, within a child protection context, in order to learn lessons on how to better protect children and young people in Scotland.  (In England these are referred to as Serious Case Reviews)


In some cases, the child deaths were before the current Significant Case Review system was in place, but the links will provide further information known about the cases appearing in our training.


Please bear in mind the message from The Munro review of child protection: Final Report. A child-centred system. London, Department for Education (Munro, E. 2011.)


“It is important to be aware how much hindsight distorts our judgement ... Once we know the outcome was tragic, we look backwards from it and it seems clear which assessments or actions were critical in leading to that outcome. It is then easy to say in amazement “how could they not have seen x” or “how could they not have realised that x would lead to y”.


In addition to the cases highlighted below, you can find more reports on the NSPCC website




















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