What is Signs of Safety?

Signs of Safety is now widely recognised internationally as the leading approach to child protection casework. It is an innovative, solution-focused, strengths-based approach to working with children, young people and families that provides a clear framework for how to work with families; how to build relationships and work effectively with them to achieve better outcomes for children and young people.

The Signs of Safety framework includes:

  • principles for practice which underpin the work
  • ways of working – what to do, how and when
  • a range of tools to support engagement with families, strong assessments and plans, and for capturing the voice of the child or young person
  • ways to support learning, reflection and development, such as supervision and audit of practice that is aligned with the approach

Further information about Signs of Safety including professional’s perspectives of the approach can be found at Signs of Safety UK

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