LSCB 5 Minute Briefing - Signs of Safety Briefing Sessions REMINDER

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lscb 5 min briefing

Signs of Safety Briefing Sessions - places still available


Signs of Safety is an innovative strengths-based, safety-organised approach to child protection casework.  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.

Although it was primarily developed as an approach to working with child protection, it is equally applicable to use in settings such as early help and the tools and techniques can be adapted to do this (and the trainer will touch on this in the briefing session).

A format for undertaking comprehensive risk assessment - assessing both danger and strengths/safety - is incorporated within the one-page Signs of Safety assessment protocol.

"Our staff are raving about how signs of safety is already changing and influencing how they work with families.  Thank you for supporting implementation it's been fantastic and hopefully we can build on this shared approach".  Jo Hiley, Children & Families Associate Director of Nursing.

To provide an introduction to the Signs of Safety Approach and to enable partners to understand how the approach works the LSCB have commissioned four Signs of Safety partner briefing sessions.

The briefings aim to:

  • enable participants to start thinking about how to apply the approach to their own case work/practice
  • help partners and managers to consider how they will manage/implement organisational processes that support and embed the training and practices in their own agencies
  • help agencies to have a common understanding of how the Approach works, with the aim of enhancing collaborative working practices
  • help them to identify the changes they should see in practice when practitioners use the approach within their own organisations

No further briefing sessions will be set up

For further event details and how to book on can be found here