2016 Norwich Gathering

The 10th International Signs of Safety Gathering, was held in Norwich, UK from 5–7 July, 2016. The theme: Innovation and Courage in Children’s Services.

As with every Gathering we were privileged to hear a variety of presentations from workers, leaders and others which generated a great deal of enthusiasm and energy to take us all forward in our work building upon and creating safety for children with families.


Download the full event programme (PDF).

2016 International Signs of Safety Gathering attendees.
2016 International Signs of Safety Gathering attendees.


The Norwich Gathering featured 29 fantastic presentations. Video from five of them are available to view below. They will remain on this site until presentations from the next International Gathering in Ireland become available in November 2018.

All presentations from this and other International Gatherings are always available through an organisational subscription to the Signs of Safety Knowledge Bank.

Viewable for a limited time

Gathering presentations are an incredibly valuable learning resource and we often receive requests to have more presentations available free and for longer. We would love to make them all available for free but producing these videos costs money and we support their production through organisational subscriptions to the Knowledge Bank.

So that there are always good learning resources available, we keep five presentations from the most recent two International Gatherings available at all times. These videos are selected to include a strong presentation on each key theme or topic covered at that Gathering. We also make all the presentations from each International Gathering available for three months after the event.

Norwich Gathering

Networks, Cartoons & Games: Being Creative With Families and Young People

VZW Sporen, Belgium
Kevin Van Bedts & Denis Gorgon

The Journey of Safety Planning

Susie Essex and Andrew Turnell

One Little Monkey

Ktunaxa Kinbasket Child & Family Services, Canada
Racheal Nicholas

Signs of Safety In Early Help and Schools

Parish Primary School, Lincolnshire
Alison Russell

Embracing Family Led Safety Planning for an Injured Baby

West Sussex County Council
Pauline Barrett & Stephanie Snow