Understanding the Impact of Parental Mental Health Conditions on Parenting and Children

Date & Time:

Wednesday 15 January 2020 (09.15 - 16.30)

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The Uffculme Centre, 52 Queensbridge Road Moseley Birmingham B13 8QY


Safeguarding Children and Young People Training:  Level 3/Health 3

Understanding the Impact of Parental Mental Health Conditions on Parenting and Children.

You are warmly invited to attend this training which is being delivered by Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust in partnership with Birmingham Safeguarding Childrens Partnership. This is mandatory safeguarding training designed predominantly for mental health practitioners within the Trust itself but five spaces are made available on each course for multi-agency colleagues. In total there will be 25 delegates on each course.

Target Group

The course is suitable for a range of practitioners at all levels who either have a particular interest in, or who come into contact with parents/carers who have mental health difficulties in their day to day work and where there may be child safeguarding concerns.


This course will be an opportunity for delegates to gain a greater understanding of the impact of parental mental ill-health on children and also to network with colleagues from across a range of services.

Learning Outcomes

  • We will be looking at the impact of mental health problems on the parent, and on children at different stages of their development, exploring risks and protective factors.
  • Developing an understanding of roles and responsibilities in safeguarding practice and how we can work better together to provide the best outcomes for children and families affected by poor parental mental health.
  • This is a highly interactive course with plenty of opportunities to learn from each other and discuss challenges in practice.
  • At the end of the course, delegates will have a deeper understanding of how mental health problems may affect children and families, an awareness of services to support children and families and how to respond to their needs using Right Help, right Time


BSCP Instructions to Delegates Attending Face to Face Training:

For our socially distanced face to face courses…

  • Please follow social distancing guidelines when attending the venue and show consideration for your fellow delegates.
  • If you would like to, feel free to wear a mask for your own protection. When doing so please make a conscious effort to communicate clearly when you are sharing in group discussions, and bear in mind that much of your natural facial expressions will be hidden from the Trainer and fellow delegates.
  • Please note that refreshments will most likely NOT be available during these courses and so we encourage you to bring your flasks for hot drinks and snacks with you for breaktimes. As usual, it’s important to plan well if you want to leave the venue at lunch time to purchase food.

For our virtual courses…

  • Virtual Courses will take place via Microsoft Teams and - to a lesser extent – Zoom.
  • Please read the course information, confirmations and any follow up emails carefully during and after your booking process, and follow the instructions for receiving or locating the link to the course. Virtual courses have been re-designed from their usual face to face format, and so some alterations such as the requirement to complete pre-course work (in some instances) are in place for you.
  • If your organisation allows it, Microsoft Teams should be downloaded on your device and you should know how to use it prior to training.
  • For staff who cannot download Zoom (eg Birmingham Children’s Trust Staff), it will not be necessary to download the Zoom program in order to attend the virtual session.”

When joining a Zoom call:

  • Join the call using a browser (internet explorer or Edge) – you must not download the Zoom software  
  • You must not transfer information to the group on the call (such as files etc.) via Zoom.
  • If this is a new partner you are working with you may need to consider if attendees are required to complete a confidentiality agreement (this is separate from the use of Zoom etc.)




Booking has now closed for this event.

Further Information:


0121 464 2612



Venue Details:

The Uffculme Centre, 52 Queensbridge Road Moseley Birmingham B13 8QY