A Child Protection Conference is held when there are worries that a child may be coming to harm because of the way they are being looked after. It is a meeting between parents and professionals (people like doctors, health visitors, teachers and social workers) who know the child and their family.
Parents and carers are encouraged to attend and participate as it is recognised that they have an important part to play in the conference. If the child is old enough to understand what is going on, they can be invited to the conference. They may bring someone with them to support them.