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When mental health becomes a safeguarding concern

4 September @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Course outline:

Such is the scale of the mental health crisis that organisations providing services for children and their families, including schools are holding significant numbers of cases where deteriorating mental health becomes a safeguarding risk. 

This webinar explores the range of wellbeing concerns, mental health conditions and identifies where a safeguarding response and risk assessment may be appropriate. 

Training topics will include:

  • Unmet emotional wellbeing need to mental health need, organisational and multi-agency thresholds 
  • The impact of the pandemic, social media and group dynamics 
  • Trauma informed analysis of vulnerability 
  • Holding and escalating safeguarding risk  

Learning outcomes:

  • Increased knowledge and understanding of organisational and multi-agency thresholds for mental health need 
  • Identifying how contextual factors increase vulnerability 
  • Consider interventions that support whilst holding safeguarding risk and review effectively to identify when safeguarding escalation is needed 


  • Designated safeguarding leads 
  • Mental health leads 
  • Counsellors 
  • Pastoral support workers 

Unable to attend? A post webinar recording will be available for purchase

PlatformZoom (online) – webinar


  • SACPA Member Rate: £90
  • SACPA Additional Full Member Fee: £45
  • Non-member Rate: £180*


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4 September
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Event Category:


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