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Practitioner & Volunteers

Signs of Safety

The Signs of Safety approach to child protection casework was developed through the 1990s in Western Australia and is now being used in Solihull. The approach focuses on the question “How can the worker build partnerships with parents and children in situations of suspected or substantiated child abuse and still deal rigorously with the maltreatment issues?” This strengths-based and safety-focused approach to child protection work is grounded in partnership and collaboration. It expands the investigation of risk to encompass strengths and Signs of Safety that can be built upon to stabilise and strengthen a child’s and family’s situation. Their is an agency report to complete for child protection conferences, and guidance of how the process works can be found here 

More information is also avaliable in this comprehensive briefing guide and on the Signs of Safety website