What will happen after the child protection conference?
There are only two things a conference can decide:
- that your child is not continuing to suffer (or likely to suffer) significant harm, so your child won't need to be on a child protection plan. But you and your child can still get help. For example, perhaps your child would benefit from counselling to help them cope with past violence. Or perhaps you need some support for yourself. If the conference decides that your child does need this continuing support, another plan could be made such as a Child in Need plan, setting out any help you will be offered. Any of the support described in the Child Protection Plan section may also be available as part of a Child in Need plan; or
- that your child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm, and then a child protection plan is made.