Signs of Safety

The Signs of Safety is a constantly evolving approach to child protection casework. The approach focuses on practices, tools and methods that make a real difference for professionals and families facing the complex problems of child abuse.

The Signs of Safety approach provides principles, disciplines and fit-for-purpose tools that equip practitioners and supervisors to build and increase safety for children together with children, parents and their connected support networks.

There a three core principles of Signs of Safety:

  • working relationships
  • thinking critically, fostering a stance of inquiry
  • landing grand aspirations in everyday practice

For more information, read the Signs of Safety briefing paper PDF (14.6 MB).

Last updated: 20 April 2021

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