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This half day course is designed to assist organisations working with children to better understand child protection and safeguarding concerns.

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Child Protection training for schools, charities, solicitors, and organisations working with children.

WillisPalmer are delighted to announce a new training course designed to assist organisations working with children to better understand child protection and safeguarding concerns.

This half day course involves the participation of all attendees through a role play exercise and takes the form of a mock Child Protection Conference using a strengths based approach, with each person being assigned the role of a professional or family member who would usually attend such a meeting. Facilitated by our Head of Practice, who is an experienced social worker and ex-Children's Guardian, you and your team will be expertly guided through the process, learning about what life is like for the child at the centre of the conference.

To make an enquiry regarding booking this course, please email

Your Trainer

Lucy Hopkins

As Head of Practice at WillisPalmer Lucy is responsible for overseeing the Quality Assurance department and practice of all contractors within the organisation, including ISWs, psychologists, forensic risk assessors, and psychiatrists. She manages the recruitment of all professionals, which is an ongoing process as the organisation continues to grow.

Lucy is involved in the management and delivery of the Child Abuse Litigation Service, which provides preliminary and expert reports, file preparation work and the preparation of expert chronologies. She is currently developing an education service at WillisPalmer, and is also involved in the development of new assessment models that she envisages will benefit the courts, local authorities, solicitors and, most importantly, children and their families.

Prior to joining WillisPalmer as a Consultant Social Worker in 2020, Lucy worked as a Family Court Adviser and Children's Guardian at Cafcass for seven years, preparing over 350 reports in both public and private law proceedings.

Lucy has a BA (Hons.) in Film Studies and Literature from the University of Essex, MA in Social Work from Anglia Ruskin University, and MA in Advanced Social Work from the University of East Anglia. She is a qualified Practice Educator and Practice Assessor for students and newly qualified social workers.


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