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- 1. Learning To Dance With Mother
Using the Safety Planning Roadmap
8 November 2018 | Linn Van Bruggen, Molndal Childrens Services
Linn describes how Victoria and Lena worked through the steps of the safety planning roadmap with a mother to enable her 2 boys to return to her care.
- 2. Using The Whole Approach In Our Very First Case
Learning and reflections on trusting the process to create safety
6 November 2018 | Helena Grenham, Melissa Davidson, Siobhan Nolan, TUSLA
Believing that the best way to start to apply Signs of Safety was to use the approach with a family of 6 children, Melissa and Helena, supported by their team leader Siobhan describe their work and how they trusted the process to work with Mum and a safety network to create safety so the children could return home.
- 3. Words and Pictures: The Key to Many Doors
Helping a child connect to his Family, Community and Cultural identity
24 October 2017 | Resolutions
Pippa Lane and Dennis Taylor from the Western Australian Department of Communities - Child Protection and Family Support show how they used Words and Pictures to help Chris a 12 year old Aboriginal boy to create connection and understanding about his biological family.
- 4. What Is Generative?
The Long-term Effect of Signs of Safety Practice: Nao’s Story After Seven Years
24 October 2017 | Ai Hishikawa
Ai Hishikawa and Satoshi Nakao present their findings from a case that was originally presented at the Fourth International Signs of Safety Gathering in Leiden, Netherlands, in 2011 from a home visit seven years later. The Signs of Safety framework proved that it is equipped with the mechanisms for generating ideas and actions that stay with the family.
- 5. What is Signs of Safety
A video on what is Signs of Safety
15 May 2017 | Resolutions
The Signs of Safety is a constantly evolving approach to child protection casework. Above everything, the approach focuses on practices, tools and methods that make a real difference for professionals and families facing the complex problems of child abuse.
In this video, the principal co-creator of the approach, Dr Andrew Turnell, gives a brief overview of the model.
- 6. Workers talk about Signs of Safety
Video on workers talking about Signs of Safety
15 May 2017 | Resolutions
Stories from child protection workers about their experience in using Signs of Safety.
- 7. Being Creative With Families and Young People
Presented by Kevin Van Bedts and Denis Gorgon
4 August 2016 | Denis Gorgon, Kevin van Bedts
VZW Sporen always works with the whole family and focuses on every child within the family. The presentation shows good practice in cases from two of their units – De Pas en Traject and MFC Tract. Unit ‘de Pas’ works primarily with adolescent boys who stayed in the closed government institutions because of delinquent behaviour. This presentation is about a case where the workers built a good partnership with the mother, how they involved her network and what it meant to her. Unit ‘MFC Traject’ works with adolescent boys (12–20 years) and show how the workers in a case adjusted the Signs of Safety tools in order to talk with the children about difficult themes in the guidance.
- 8. Signs Of Safety In Early Help And Schools
Presented by Alison Russel
4 August 2016 | Resolutions
Presented by workers from Parish Primary School in Lincolnshire (UK) at the 2016 Norwich Signs of Safety Gathering. This presentation describes how an external primary school has implemented Signs of Safety into everything they do. It follows the journey of three children and shows how using Signs of Safety allowed the cases to be held in Early Help without escalating to Social Care.
- 9. Sharon Injured Infant
A Words and Pictures explanation for Sharon
20 March 2014 | Andrew Turnell
This anonymised words and pictures example is a typical words and pictures used in a disputed injured infant case. The example follows Susie Essex’s original short form process incorporating:
- Who’s Worried
- What are they worried about
- What happened then
- What are we doing about the worries