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Professional Curiosity

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What is Professional Curiosity?

Professional curiosity is the capacity and communication skill to explore and understand what is happening within a family rather than making assumptions or accepting things at face value.
Professional curiosity can require practitioners to think ‘outside the box’, beyond their usual professional role, and consider families’
circumstances holistically. Curious professionals engage with individuals and families through visits, conversations, observations and asking relevant questions to gather historical and current information.

Here’s some more useful information and a seven minute briefing of Professional Curiosity.

Have a look at this short video (under five mins) created by Rochdale SAB.  It has a good overview of ‘respectful’ questioning and includes consideration of mental capacity:

The Thurrock Local Safeguarding Childrens Partnership is holding:

Professional Curiosity in a multi-agency context – Free Training via MS Teams

Thursday 14th December 2023 – 09.30 till 16.30

Monday 26th February 2024 – 09.30 till 16.30

The programme for the session can be found by clicking here

To book onto this training, please click here