The Signs of Safety approach
The Signs of Safety® is an innovative, strengths-based, safety-organised approach to child protection casework. The model of its approach was created in Western Australia by Andrew Turnell and Steve Edwards, who worked with over 150 front-line statutory practitioners and based it on what those practitioners know works well with difficult cases.
Signs of Safety is See explanatory leaflet for professionals here
See explanatory leaflet for parents/carers here
Signs of Safety Information Session Handouts Available
New Signs of Safety briefings
To sign up see here
A copy of the presentation slides used in the recent information sessions, regarding the implementation of Signs of Safety within DCC Children’s Services, is now available here.
The Signs of Safety Project Work stream have created a set of FAQs to support practitioners, here
Using The Signs of Safety Framework in practice as a guide to implementing the approach into your everyday practice.
Tools to use
We’ll be using this page to update partners on tools to use that take the SoS approach:-
Partnering for Safety have produced a guide on Using The Three Houses Model, see here
A copy of a useful report “You Can’t Grow Roses In Concrete” Organisational reform to support high quality Signs of Safety practice is now available here
There are a range of participatory tools, including Signs of Safety, available from subscribing to the website https://practicetools.org/