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THROUGHOUT 2020

UK Regional Network Workshops

Workshops will now be held online, monthly by each region. The lead Signs of Safety Consultant will send out Go To Meeting invitations to participants. The workshops will be targeted at Signs of Safety Project Leads, and Heads of Service with an implementation and practice focus, particularly emphasising safety planning during COVID-19.

6 AUGUST 2020 ONLINE

Harm Analysis Online Workshop

Child protection cases are opened because concerns are raised that a child has been hurt or neglected. To make good decisions in any child abuse case it is essential that practitioners have the ability to carefully and consistently analyse the detail of the harm. This workshop will focus on the Harm Analysis Matrix and how to apply it in practice. Facilitated by Pene Turnell.

1 SEPTEMBER – 3 SEPTEMBER 2020

Safety Planning Bootcamp, Perth, WA

On 1–3 September 2020, there will be a 3-Day Signs of Safety Intensive Safety Planning Bootcamp. This is the first Bootcamp we have ever held in Perth and we will detail new safety planning practice tools and demonstrate the learning methods that support them. We will provide an overview of the whole system organisational processes that have been developed to underpin rigorous safety planning. We will explore the detail of the Signs of Safety Safety Planning Roadmap and dive into skills and methods focusing on current open cases brought forward by participants. Facilitated by Pene Turnell.

10 SEPTEMBER 2020

Online Practice Workshop

Analysis: Danger Statements, Safety Goals and Safety Scales online practice workshop. In this workshop, participants will explore the key elements of danger statements, safety goals and safety scales, discuss the challenges and practise the group supervision method of preparing them. Facilitated by Haley Muir (licensed Signs of Safety Trainer) and Mari Jayne, (licensed Signs of Safety Trainer and Consultant).

24 SEPTEMBER – 25 SEPTEMBER 2020

Signs of Safety Gathering, Brussels, Belgium

Proudly presenting our first Belgian Gathering, five years after first implementing Signs of Safety in the Flemish agency “Growing Up: Child and Youth Welfare, Care and Social Services”. In collaboration with the Opgroeien agency and the Belgian Signs of Safety Licensed Trainers. The theme “Partnership” will be the central theme throughout the presentations, where case workers and networks will present their Signs of Safety journey with both their learnings and struggles. 

8 OCTOBER 2020

Online Practice Workshop

Safety Planning: Timeline and Trajectory online practice workshop. This workshop will explain how professionals can create a clear agreed timeline and trajectory that will be a huge motivator for parents and will simplify and focus the safety planning work for practitioners. Facilitated by Haley Muir (licensed Signs of Safety Trainer) and Wendy Hill, (licensed Signs of Safety Trainer and Consultant).

19 OCTOBER – 21 OCTOBER 2020 POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

2020 International Signs of Safety Gathering

The 13th International Signs of Safety Gathering will be held in Calgary, Canada during 19–21 October 2020. The theme for this year’s International Gathering is “Born to Belong”. As always, the event will showcase practice from child protection practitioners and leaders from around the globe. Click below for more information and for registration.

5 NOVEMBER 2020

Online Practice Workshop

Safety Planning: Preparation, Monitoring and Review online practice workshop. In this workshop we’re going to look at how to prepare for safety planning sessions as well as looking at the key issues, how professionals can know whether the family and safety network are actually following the safety plan, and whether they’ll stick with it after the professionals close the case. Facilitated by Wendy Hill (licensed Signs of Safety Trainer and Consultant) and Kerry Yendall (licensed Signs of Safety Trainer).

23 NOVEMBER – 27 NOVEMBER 2020

Safety Planning Bootcamp, Denmark

This five-day program will begin with a detailed exploration of all these steps of the Signs of Safety planning demonstrated through several case examples.

Following this, we will dive into the work of practicing these skills focusing on cases brought by participants. We will work together on one case as a large group and then replicate the same participatory learning process with other cases in small groups.

1 DECEMBER – 3 DECEMBER 2020

2020 Signs of Safety Gathering Sweden

On 1–2 December 2020 there will be a two-day Gathering in Sweden that will serve as a learning journey for practitioners and leaders. On the 3rd of December is the Leaders Day with the municipality of Jönköping. This day will dig deeper into the whole system implementation journey.

10 DECEMBER 2020

Online Practice Workshop

Appreciative Inquiry online practice workshop. This workshop focuses on how to create a culture of Appreciative Inquiry around children’s services that will create more hope, confidence, connection and intelligence in our practice. Facilitated by Emma Hopper (licensed Signs of Safety Trainer and Consultant) and Mari Jayne (licensed Signs of Safety Trainer and Consultant).