5.14 Challenges by Professionals and Parents
Professionals' Concerns about the Conference process
When professionals are concerned about the management of the conference (s)he must seek advice from her/his named / designated / lead professional or manager.
A senior manager of an agency may support these concerns and write to the senior child protection manager, with copy to the chair and the agency professional.
Disagreement by Parents
If parents/carers disagree with the Conference's decision, the chair must discuss the issue with them and explain their right to and the process for challenge (seeComplaints by Service Users Procedure).