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1.1.4 Signs of Safety - Overview

This Chapter has been reviewed in August 2016 with no changes made.
  • "A framework to work with Children and Families that empowers them to confront difficulties in a clear and safe way, supported and enabled by professionals.”
  • Developed in the 1990s in Western Australia;
  • Desire to improve child protection work by incorporating ideas from solution focused brief therapy techniques used by counsellors and therapists;
  • Signs of Safety aims to work collaboratively and in partnership with families and children;
  • Focusing on strengths, resources and networks that the family have;
  • Establishing constructive working relationships and partnerships between professionals and family members, and between professionals themselves is at the heart of the model;
  • Working in this way with families is considered crucial so that responsibility to solve problems is a shared responsibility.

To find out more about Signs of Safety and its origins, please go to Signs of Safety website.

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