Safety Planning with Parents of Children at Risk

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Safety planning with parents of children at risk presents the concepts from a number of tools such as “Signs of Safety”, “Motivational Interviewing” and “Safe Homes, Safer Futures” to assist those working with children at risk of harm to plan with families for child safety.

Participants will have the opportunity to practice Safety Planning with a presented case scenario in small groups and to plan and conduct a safety conversation around a specific area of challenge.

Workers can sometimes struggle to articulate their concerns to families and to elicit specific strategies to increase safety. This course aims to give workers the confidence to have those safety conversations, review safety plans as required and document their concerns and actions in a way that informs future decision-making.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and use key tools of the Signs of Safety framework
  • Conduct separate safety planning with victims of domestic violence
  • Identify strategies to use in safety conversations with perpetrators of domestic violence where appropriate
  • Use motivational interviewing techniques to increase safety and support change
  • Reassess safety plans as required
  • Discuss further concerns regarding harm/risk of harm

Who should attend?

Case workers and those who work with parents whose children are at risk of harm