WEST SUSSEX COUNTY COUNCIL: Responding proportionately when safeguarding adolescents

13:00 - 14:00

Safeguarding adolescents is a complex and challenging area of practice. This practice-focused talk looks at how social workers can manage risk, engage young people in planning and develop proportionate responses when safeguarding adolescents.

Topics include:

  • Assessing a young person’s circumstances within context
  • Intervention, care and safety planning for young people who experience intra- and extra-familial harm
  • Working within the statutory and legal context


James Houghton, group manager, West Sussex County Council

Catherine Mouatt, service development manager, West Sussex County Council