Signs of Safety is an innovative, strength-based approach to facilitating family change across the continuum of need from early help to high risk child protection. It provides a methodology to map concerns, engage families in a plan and deliver interventions where children will notice the changes in their lives. SoS uses ideas from systemic family therapy to motivate parents and galvanise both multi-agency professionals and the family’s own network to finding creative solutions to issues of need and risk.
Signs of Safety is a key methodology in Barnet’s Resilience Based Practice model and used alongside systemic and other ideas in our social work case work practice. It works best when these ideas and practices are shared within the multi- agency partnership.
Who should attend:
This event is for anyone in the multi-agency children’s workforce with responsibilities around safeguarding. This will include DSLs, Health Visitors and those in the partner agencies / voluntary sector who want or develop their skills in safeguarding. (NB Social workers should attend the 2 day practitioner course.)
During this workshop you will:
• experience the Signs of Safety framework
• develop an understanding of SoS mapping (assessment) and the wider methodology
• think about how you can use SoS in your organization in multi-agency working, as well as in direct practice with families
• explore these ideas alongside practitioners from the multi- agency partnership
This event is aimed at staff in the partnership who do not require the 2 day Signs of Safety Practitioners Course. This will include non-case holding/non-social work staff who have contact with children and families, as well as sessional and as and when staff. Staff from health (eg HVs), education (SEN and Designated Staff) and voluntary sectors should attend.