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Child Death: Joint Agency Response (Formerly Child Death Rapid Response) Training


Commencing at 9.30am to 4.00pm (coffee from 9.15am, no admittance after 9.30am)

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It is a requirement that staff undertaking this course will have completed AWARENESS OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT, SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN IN EDUCATION or Refresher within last 3 years.


This course is designed to look at the basic skills needed to carry out inter agency enquiries into an unexpected child death in accordance with Chapter 7 Guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children (2010). 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course participants will:

  • understand the ‘Rapid Response’ processes
  • appreciate the roles and responsibilities of professionals involved
  • understand the importance of information sharing
  • appreciate the nature and importance of providing support and supporting family members
  • act upon suspicious circumstances surrounding a child’s death
  • understand the links with existing organisations.

Target staff

  • Front line practitioners who will be involved in the rapid response process when an unexpected child death occurs.
  • Primarily this is aimed at Police investigators and members of the Police Public Protection Teams, Paediatricians at consultant or final year speciality training level, and specialist nurses/health visitors, children and families social workers who will be involved in rapid responses.
  • This training is also relevant to other practitioners including paramedics, social workers, substance misuse workers and bereavement support workers. 


Course dates
 Ref Code
 Date  Venue
CD:JAR 09.07.20 Thursday 9th July 2020 Waffle 21, Beverley
CD:JAR 11.09.20 Friday 11th September 2020 Clough Road Police Station
CD:JAR 15.12.20 Tuesday 15th December 2020 Clough Road Police Station

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