Lecture to reflect on effectiveness of Serious Case Reviews
Nick Frost, Professor of Social Work at Leeds Beckett University, will deliver the lecture on Wednesday 8 October at the Rose Bowl, where he will draw on his personal and professional experiences of SCRs to reflect on learning and lessons from this system.
Serious Case Reviews are used by local inter-agency groups in England to identify how local professionals and organisations can improve the way they work together to safeguard children, following a child death involving abuse or neglect or other serious incidents.
Professor Frost is a qualified and registered social worker who practiced professionally for 15 years and has been an independent chair of two Local Safeguarding Children Boards. Nick researches and writes widely in relation to childhood, multi-disciplinary work, children in care, family support and safeguarding. He is an active teacher, researcher, author and consultant.
The event will also include the opportunity to learn more about the University's award-winning Virtual Learning Tools, which enable learners to take on the role of a newly qualified social worker, replicating real practice through distance learning simulation and interaction with challenging scenarios. The learning tools are designed to be used by both qualified practitioners and those studying pre-qualification university courses.
The Child/Adult Safeguarding tools and the Dysphagia tool will benefit those working or studying health and social care, including social workers, nurses, speech and language therapists, support workers/carers and other allied health professionals. The learning tools each take between 5-8 hours of online study and can also be supplemented with assessment tasks to gain academic credit.