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 Vision 2021 – click the title to see our Vision for the coming year !!
Signs of Safety Coordinators for DCC :
- Signs of Safety explanatory leaflet for professionals here
- Explanatory leaflet for parents/carers here
Initial Signs of Safety briefings
The Signs of Safety Project Work stream have created a set of FAQs to support practitioners, here
Tools to use
Signs of Safety Framework in Day to Day Practice is a guide to implementing the approach into your everyday practice.
We’ll be using this page to update partners on the key tools to use that take the SoS approach:-
- Scaling Questions
- Scaling Questions Explained
- SoS Durham Harm/Worry Matrix Recorded Briefing
- Sos Durham Harm Matrix 7-minute briefing
- SoS Durham Harm/Worry Matrix Template
- SoS Durham Harm/Worry Matrix with Prompts
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/