Towards a Confident Child Protection Practice - Professor David Shemmings - 23 March 2017, 24th May and 27th June 2017

Thurrock LSCB are please to offer this one day programme supporting the learning directly from recent SCR’s, Professor Shemmings will be delivering a full day seminar to include learning and analysis around:


  • Disguised Compliance
  • Respectful Questioning
  • Questioning and Challenging Self Reporting
  • Accepting Information


What is impacting your decision to make confident decisions in child protection? 

When is a question deemed appropriate or inappropriate for another professional or parent? 

How do we maintain the child at the focus of our work if we are challenged by resistant families or our own fixed views?


This course is suitable for all front line staff that work in the multi agnecy arena with children and their families.

To apply please complete the attendance form below. Places will be limited to professionals that work with Thurrock children. Other professionals can apply to attend, but will be charged a £50 attendance fee.

You will be notified if you have been given a place on the course.


To apply please complete the attached Application Form and return this to, please note that incomplete forms will not be accepted.




David Shemmings Application Form.docx
Microsoft Word document [233.2 KB]

Worried about a child?


Contact the Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)

You can phone, or write.

if you believe it is urgent ring immediately:


Thurrock MASH 
Civic Offices

New Road, Grays,


              RM17 6SL


  • 01375 652802


  • Thurrock Council Emergency Duty Team (for out of hours)


  • 01375 372468


  • Police Child Abuse Investigation Team
    CAll 101

Call 999 if you are concerned a child needs immediate protection


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