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Child To Parent Violence, With Tony France (Morning)

Child to parent violence/aggression continues to be a particularly hidden form of domestic violence and like other forms of domestic abuse, is under reported. Reports from parents, teachers and practitioners tell us that it is growing both in its frequency and intensity and the experience of lockdown has seen these reports increase by over 70%. There is no current legal definition, no standard recording of incidents and this is managed within welfare and protection systems that do not have the policy or guidance to formulate responses.

About The Course

This course is intended to introduce participants to the practical and moral maze surrounding the issue and explore what we currently know about prevalence, who is affected, likely causes and impact. You’ll gain a better understanding of this area and there will be plenty of time for questions and discussion on this incredibly important topic.

By the end of the course, participants will have:

• Become familiar with the common terms and language associated with child to parent violence

• Gained insight into recent lessons from research and services

• Examined current thinking relating to causes and motivation

• Explored implications for practice

Who Should Attend

A must-attend course for professionals working in local authorities, education, social care, voluntary organisations, CAMHS services, police and others supporting children and adolescents and families.

About Your Tutor


Tony France has been working with vulnerable children and families for over 35 years, originally starting his career as a mental health social worker. Following twelve years in young people’s addiction services, he went on to work internationally for the British Council, developing services for vulnerable children in South Africa, Nova Scotia and Sweden. He has worked as an advisor to local education authorities, schools and charities.

Tony is a joy to listen to and has the ability to translate the theory into practical strategies which professionals can use.

How You Join Us For The Course

This course is taking place online via Zoom. You access the session via computer, tablet or smartphone connected to the internet. We will send joining instructions via email with your confirmation of booking.

We will send your Zoom link to the session 3 days before the training course to the email you registered with.

Some organisations don’t allow access via Zoom and we suggest logging in on your own computer, tablet or smartphone. If you do not receive a booking confirmation email within 3 days of the event, please call the MedicaCPD office on:

Tel:0141 638 4098

We do hope you will be able to join us!

REGISTRATION TERMS & CONDITIONS 1. Once we have received your booking online, by telephone, email or in the post this constitues a firm booking. 2. Your registration constitues a legally binding agreement, payment must be received before the event. Any outstanding payment becomes the responsibility of the named delegate attending. 3. Cancellations must be made in writing. A refund less an administration charge of £25 will be given to cancellations received 2 months before the event start date. After this date the full fee is payable, regardless if the delegate attends on the day or not. Substitutions can be made, if we are notified up to 3 days before the event. 4. The organisers reserve the right to change the programme, speakers and venue as required. 5. In the unlikely event that we have to cancel the event we will issue a refund for the registration fee. 6. We are not responsible for any other costs incurred. Please read our full terms and conditions and privacy policy.