The Lost Child is an interactive, versatile resource that can be used to raise awareness and encourage pro-active debate on a variety of issues. By posing questions for professionals, volunteers, carers and service users, the film addresses the training needs of multi-disciplinary staff groups working in the field of child protection, adult mental health, parental mental illness, domestic violence and marital conflict.
“By challenging perceptions and promoting service collaboration, The Lost Child has proved to be invaluable in complementing the introduction and implementation of a multi-agency protocol.” - Lynn Gornall, Lancashire Social Services
The Lost Child has been presented at many conferences and seminars and is a recognised model of best practice. The film won a Skills for Care Training Accolade, The National Training Award North West and recieved a 4* review in Community Care Magazine.
Written and directed by Lyn Ferrand, filmed and edited by Greg Browning, The Lost Child was originally commissioned by Lancashire County Council as part of an multi-agency workforce development programme with support from the Cumbria & Lancashire NHS Workforce Development Confederation. It is now available to stream and buy via VHX.