Jessica Spenceley: Safeguarding & Child Protection in Private Practice (March)

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SOLD OUT – please contact us on [email protected] to go on the waiting list for March. This training will be repeated in the Autumn (date still tbc) but you are welcome to contact us to be added to an advance list. Please note: this training does sell out quickly as there are limited spaces available. 

This workshop runs 10am – 4pm. 

Content Summary:

The day will support you to deepen your understanding of safeguarding and child protection and will provide you with the space to explore how this relates to the context of your work.  The workshop will build on your knowledge base, equip you with additional tools to support and advocate for vulnerable youth, and help you to feel more confident as you move forward in your practice.

Aims and Objectives of the day:

  • Review concepts related to safeguarding and child protection
  • Explore the area of risk and how this relates to lone working
  • Develop greater awareness of key legislation and guidance
  • Understand your role as a designated safeguarding professional
  • Demonstrate an understanding around how to handle concerns
  • Explore multi-agency working
  • Discuss ethical dilemmas

Learning Methods:

The day will utilise an array of learning and teaching styles including small group discussions, multimedia methods, and lecture delivery.

Handouts, additional learning resources, and recommended reading will be provided.

Self-care reminder:

Please note that this workshop discusses potentially emotive and triggering material, so please be mindful of your own wellbeing.

CPD Access Pass 

This workshop counts as 6 CPD hours as part of the CPD Access Pass 12 hour allowance. The Access Pass is a key part of The Sunflower Network’s commitment to providing affordable and accessible high quality CPD to our peers, and can be bought by individuals who have joined our free Sunflower Hub multi-disciplinary resource.

About Jessica:

Jessica Spenceley is a highly experienced international therapist, social worker, and facilitator whose specialisms include trauma, grief, adoption, and safeguarding.  She has a wealth of experience in health and social care settings utilising an integrative and relational model of practice providing direct services to children and families.  Jessica has managed child protection and safeguarding services within the charity sector, and she is involved in work as a provider of therapeutic and assessment services, trainer, and leader in adoption support service development and implementation.



The ticket price includes any handouts the trainer may wish to share with you – which will be sent out AFTER the event has taken place – and a CPD certificate.


It is a requirement that all participants adhere to ethical conduct in the context of events including:

  • Respect for Sunflower staff, trainers and other attendees
  • Adherence to policies and procedures
  • Maintaining confidentiality and privacy
  • Sensitivity to complex issues being discussed

Anyone in breach of these threshold requirements may be removed from an event and could be unable to attend further events in the future. This is to safeguard the staff and participants as well as to enable quality assurance for the safety and wellbeing of all attendees.

In booking an event these criteria are agreed to in principle and committed to in practice.


Therapeutic trainings can work with complex and emotive topics that may be deeply personal for some delegates, depending on their lived experience. There will be breaks included on the day and one to one support will be available if needed, but please do reflect on whether you feel able to attend.  Your safety and wellbeing is of paramount importance.


It is possible to arrange payments for tickets to our events in instalments on the condition that the full balance has been received no later than two weeks before the chosen event takes place. We also offer discounts for groups / teams of 3+, discounts for individuals booking multiple events, and to arrange invoices for your place of work to way for you (advance payment required).  To discuss or arrange any of these ways to pay, please email [email protected]


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On behalf of the trainers we work with, we do not allow content shared during our CPD days to be replicated or used in any way without due credit to the copyright owner. Doing so without previous consent may result in exclusion from further Sunflower events.



4 March 2023