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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.


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.


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).

10 NOVEMBER 2020

Online Practice Workshop

Middle Column, Existing Strengths, Existing Safety online practice workshop. In leading this workshop, Pene will bring both enthusiasm and practical ideas so participants can be more effective in hanging out in the middle column in ways that energise and focus their work with families and children. Facilitated by Pene Turnell.

12 NOVEMBER 2020

Managing Tragedies and other Crises

Every tragedy, and any serious crisis, is a test for leadership. A tragedy handled badly can have long lasting consequences for the organisation — staff can feel alienated, become risk averse, a wedge can develop between staff and leadership, and of course new policies and procedures can follow and mount up and actually clog up practice.

17 NOVEMBER 2020

Online Practice Workshop

My Three Houses online practice workshop. In this workshop, Andrew will draw on his experience to explore questions participants have about using the tool, share examples including adaptations of the tool, present the usual process for using the My Three Houses and discuss how to address some of the challenges that often arise in involving children in child protection work. Facilitated by Andrew Turnell.

24 NOVEMBER 2020

Online Practice Workshop

Words and Pictures online practice workshop. Pene will explain and provide examples of Words and Pictures work, explore the challenges of this practice and spell out steps involved in creating and presenting a Words and Pictures story with the parents and family. Facilitated by Pene Turnell.


Online Practice Workshop

Finding, Informing and Involving Networks online practice workshop. In this workshop, Andrew will explore with participants how practitioners can do a better job of finding, informing and involving naturally connected support networks around the children and their parents in all aspects of child protection practice. Facilitated by Andrew Turnell.


2020 Signs of Safety Gathering Sweden

On 1 & 3 December 2020 there will be an online Gathering and Leaders’ Day in Sweden that will serve as a learning journey for practitioners and leaders. More details are to follow.

7 DECEMBER 2020 / 8 DECEMBER 2020

Aboriginal-First Nations Voices in Child Protection Online Gathering

Elia is proud to be hosting this Gathering event for the second successive year, bringing together international Aboriginal-First Nations voices in child protection from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United States. Please note that due to the global spread of our Aboriginal-First Nations leaders and practitioners, the event could be either on Monday 7th or Tuesday 8th December, depending on your location.


Online Practice Workshop

Analysing Harm online practice workshop. This online, three-hour practice workshop will focus on the Harm Analysis Matrix and how to apply it in practice. Facilitated by Pene Turnell.

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).

7–9 DECEMBER 2021

Signs of Safety Gathering, Sweden

This two-day Gathering will serve as a learning journey for practitioners and leaders who will be the audience as well as the presenters. There will also be a Leaders’ Day with the municipality of Jönköping, focussing on the Signs of Safety Theory of Change, the Mission Critical Roadmap, and dig deeper into the whole system implementation journey with both international guests as well as leaders from Swedish municipalities.