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Managing affluent neglect

24 May @ 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM


Course outline:

The phrase “affluent neglect” presents something of a perceived oxymoron. If there is affluence, how can there also be neglect?

Sadly, affluent neglect is a real issue and concern, and can be particularly challenging to identify and manage where signs and indicators may look different to those in under-resourced families.

The power relations between safeguarding practitioner and parents can provide an additional layer of complexity where there is resistance to intervention and support, and the signs of neglect can often be emotional/mental rather than physical.

This interactive seminar that also involves delegates in group work and reflective practice draws on messages from research and practical application to explore affluent neglect and working with affluent parents.

Training topics will include:

  • What is affluent neglect?
  • Identification and support
  • Understanding and working with the power relations between safeguarding practitioner and affluent parents/carers
  • Case study example for group-work and reflective practice

Learning outcomes:

  • Develop an increased understanding of what affluent neglect is, and how to spot it
  • Consider strategies to provide support
  • Unpick the power relations between safeguarding practitioner and affluent parents that potentially impact safeguarding effective safeguarding practice
  • Review the practical application of identification, and implementation of strategies for managing affluent neglect through case study review.


  • Trustees, Governors, and Leaders with oversight of safeguarding
  • Colleagues in education, social care, youth services, early help, charity and third sector organisations with an interest and responsibility for safeguarding
  • Anyone looking to further develop their knowledge and understanding in this specific area of safeguarding

Venue: Zoom (online) – Seminar


  • Member Rate: £110
  • Non-member Rate: £220*


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Russell Davis, DSL, Colegio San Patricio Moraleja

Russell Davis, originally from California, USA, brings with him a background in Economics and secondary teaching. For the past two decades, he has been fortunate to call Madrid, Spain, home, where he has lived and taught. As a proud father of three wonderful children, Russell’s passion for education and growth remains steadfast.

Currently serving as the head Safeguarding lead at a private primary school in Madrid, Spain, Russell places a special emphasis on ensuring the safety and well-being of students, families, and staff. His commitment to professional development led him to complete the SACPA Advanced certificate in Child Safeguarding Practice course last year, solidifying his dedication to protecting and nurturing young learners.

Russell is a firm believer in the power of lifelong learning and is eager to share his passion with his students. He eagerly anticipates participating in the Managing Neglect seminar, where he hopes to contribute insights to better understand and address neglect within educational communities.


24 May
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Event Category:


The Safeguarding and Child Protection Association
+44 (0)207 798 1585
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