Working with Resistant Families and Disguised Compliance
Target audience:

Experienced workers across the children’s workforce who, having been trained in recognising child protection concepts through e-learning or classroom training, get the opportunity for a facilitator led in-depth discussion and analysis of the key aspects of phenomena such as disguised/false compliance, avoidant or resistant behaviour of families/carers.

Cost to participants:


Voluntary/Charity/Community Organisations


Statutory Agencies (local government, health, police, probation etc. Primary/Secondary Schools, Academies and Colleges)


Private and Profit-making Organisations


Learning Outcomes:

  •         To explore the behaviour of avoidant and resistant families including the nature of disguised compliance and how such behaviour can render the child invisible
  •         To understand why parents may engage in resistant behaviour and the part professionals play
  •         To recognise how such circumstances may have a paralysing effect on practitioners and impact on practice
  •         To review learning from research and serious case reviews in order to better understand the challenges


Course Date and Booking Information


Wednesday, 5 July 2017

9.30 am - 3.00 pm

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 Harlow  Thursday, 16 November 2017  9.30 am - 3.00 pm  Click here to book
 Wickford Tuesday, 12 December 2017 9.30 am - 3.00 pm Click here to book 
 Colchester Wednesday, 7 March 2018 9.30 am - 3.00 pm Click here to book

Venue details will be provided when your place is confirmed.