Analysis: Danger Statements, Safety Goals and Safety Scaling Questions

Analysis Online Workshop

20 September 2023

12:30 pm – 3:30 pm UTC+0

These workshops will be held online via Zoom
Places are extremely limited

Tickets on sale now!

Deze workshops worden later dit jaar in het Nederlands gegeven.

Countries: Timezones best suit UK and Ireland, Europe, Canada & USA

We are really excited to announce some upcoming online practice workshops!

This popular series of four online, three-hour practice workshops will focus on building practitioner’s skills in applying Signs of Safety in their everyday work with children, parents, their support network and professional partners.

Here are the dates and details of the four online workshops, plus the theme of each workshop. 

20th September: Analysis — Danger Statements, Safety Goals and Safety Scaling Questions

26th September: Appreciative Inquiry

5th October: Safety Planning — Timeline and Trajectory

12th October: Safety Planning — Preparation, Monitoring and Review

Explaining to parents what the professionals are worried about and what the child protection agency needs to see to be satisfied the children are safe are the bookends of all Signs of Safety practice. Establishing a clear safety scale ties the danger statement and safety goal together enabling professionals and families to discuss progress and establishing the foundation for the safety planning work. While the concepts are simple, getting good at this collaborative work of analysis requires care and practice. 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 Diana Nikosjkova and Kay Whyte Bell.

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  • Tickets on sale now.
  • These three-hour workshops will be interactive and therefore places are extremely limited for each session.
  • Each participant must register individually and attend using their own computer so they can fully participate in the group and breakout activities.
  • This will be an interactive practice workshop. To help facilitate this, we ask all participants to be on audio and video for the session. Please join from a computer with good internet connectivity (to the best of your ability) with a webcam and use a set of headphones with a microphone. Using headphones with a microphone rather than your computer’s built-in speakers and microphone will improve the quality of your audio and help improve everybody’s experience of the workshop.
  • Workshops are GBP£40 per person.
  • Once you have successfully registered, you will be sent all the information you need to participate in the Zoom workshop including Zoom meeting ID and password 48 hours prior to the workshop commencing. If you haven’t received your email with Zoom details by the day of the workshop, please remember to check your Junk folder for these details or contact urgently so you don’t miss out!


Diana Nikosjkova

Diana Nikosjkova has worked as a social worker in child protection services in Sweden since 2012 and she has been using the Signs of Safety approach in every step of her contact with children, youth, their families and their social networks, both in assessments and in Safety planning work. Since 2021, Diana has been a licensed Signs of Safety Trainer and she works at Förändra Familjeliv offering training, workshops and supervision for organisations who want to learn or deepen their knowledge of Signs of Safety.

Kay Whyte Bell

Kay Whyte Bell (MA Soc.Sci.) has worked the child welfare and child protection services, for over 30 years, primarily in the United Kingdom (UK). Kay has held roles in practice, leadership, and Director positions as well as managing her own independent business.  Kay became interested in the Signs of Safety approach in 2011 whilst working for a local authority in London. Since joining the International community, Kay has worked in the UK & Ireland, United States, Canada, Western Australia and Sweden working with leaders and practitioners who have wanted to embrace the Signs of Safety approach.

In November 2022, Kay became the Interim CEO for Elia International, the home of Signs of Safety.

Kay’s approach has always been about inclusivity, bringing everyone to the ‘table’, in supporting families to think through with their network, what needs to happen to keep vulnerable children and youth safe.