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Learning About Neglect event series – Thinking Critically About Neglect – webinar no. 1

Published: 8 April 2022

CPCScotland, with support from CELCIS and Scottish Government, are delivering a series of free, online learning events from March to June 2022. Across four webinars, child protection leaders and practitioners across Scotland will have opportunities to engage with key speakers and organisations on child neglect and practice.

An area of development identified initially through the Child Protection Improvement Programme, and more recently within the National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland, these learning events will stimulate conversation and raise awareness nationally about the impact of neglect on children and young people. Attendees will have an opportunity to gain further insight into good practice and approaches that will benefit their own learning and practice.

To find out more and book your place on future events, please contact the CELCIS Events Team at


Thinking critically about neglect – webinar no.1

Our speaker for our first webinar was Dez Holmes, Director of Research in Practice.  Research in Practice work with organisations to enable them to access, understand and apply evidence in their work with children and families, young people and adults. The webinar offered attendees the opportunity to

  • Listen to and develop their understanding of key research messages about how young people can experience neglect, and the impact it can have on them
  • Explore issues of stigma, shame and inequality, and what this means for practice
  • Consider the importance of critical thinking when working with families where neglect is a factor
  • Reflect on the strengths and development needs for current practice

Research in Practice’s Dez Holmes report Thinking Critically about Neglect presentation