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How to Have Conversations That Keep the Child in Mind

In professional situations there are often multiple perspectives, priorities and needs that underpin the conversations we have about young people. This can mean that the voice and needs of the child becomes lost amongst the pressures of finance / time / parental and carer need and so on. This workshop supports staff and volunteers to keep the child or young person at the centre of their conversation and avoid being side-tracked, diverted or confused by the multiple of layers around the situation.

Course Summary

Delivered by mental health professionals this course supports whole setting approached to mental health. Placing the child at the heart or all conversations is a key aspect of safeguarding, encouraging reflection on when this is difficult and exploring ways to re-centre the child will increase staff confidence and focus.

Learning Outcomes

  • What does ‘keeping the child in mind’ mean and why do we need to?
  • How does this improve our practice and care?
  • What barrier / makes it hard to keep a child in mind?
  • Strategies to help do this

Added Benefits

To give more people the opportunity to develop their understanding, we have teamed up with The Skills Network to offer all schools that purchase our Whole Staff programmes the opportunity to access additional Level 2 Distance Learning courses in a variety of related topics. Not only can school staff benefit from the accredited programmes, but parents can also access them – free of charge.

Read more information on our Level 2 Distance Learning Enhancing Training page.


Prices start from just £440 for a whole staff, two hour workshop, with bespoke packages and discounts on larger numbers available.  Individual places costing £49 per person can also be booked on our open courses where applicable.  Please contact us for more details.