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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.
12th October: Safety Planning — Preparation, Monitoring and Review
Benjamin Franklin reputedly said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”. Whoever said it, nothing could be truer when it comes to child protection safety planning. In this workshop we will explore how to prepare for safety planning sessions as well as looking at the key safety issues, how professionals can know whether the family and safety network are actually following the safety plan, and whether they will stick with it after the professionals close the case.
Facilitated by Tracey Hill and Kerry Yendall.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org urgently so you don’t miss out!
Tracey Hill (BA Hons) has over 25 years’ experience of working in the field of child protection and welfare in the United Kingdom.
Tracey first started using the Signs of Safety approach in 2005 managing a busy child protection team. She continued to lead organisational change within a variety of senior positions, including the role of Assistant Director covering health and social care.
Having used the approach in her own practice and having experienced the effectiveness this had on improving outcomes for children and their families, Tracey decided to join the Signs of Safety community in 2012. In 2019 she became the UK & Ireland’s Regional Director at Elia International.
The focus of Tracey’s work has always centred on bringing parents, children and their safety networks into the centre of assessment and safety planning work, even in the most challenging of cases.
Tracey now runs her own child protection consultancy practice (Tracey Hill Training & Consultancy Ltd) where her main focus is on whole system implementations of the Signs of Safety approach, arming practitioners and leaders with the skills and tools to create and sustain positive change for their organisations as a whole.
Kerry Yendall has worked with families, children and young people since 2000 when she started her career in education working predominantly in specialist and residential schools before qualifying as a social worker in 2009.
Following qualifying Kerry worked in Newcastle City council and was first introduced to the Signs of Safety model in 2009 while in her role as an Intensive family support worker as part of the FIP model and continued to practice the model in her role as an Early Help advisor and then within MASH as a multi-agency presence at the front door.
Kerry became a licensed Signs of Safety trainer in 2018 following a successful process and then interview with Viv Hogg. Kerry remains a licensed trainer alongside her post as a Signs of Safety coordinator within Durham County Council which she has held since 2020.
As a result of her dual roles, Kerry is able to understand the barriers that practitioners have when a LA is implementing a new model of practice and then support them in the workplace to help them find their way through the barriers they face.
Kerry strives to bring the voice of the child to all of the work practitioners carry out with families and their children and ensure that from the earliest opportunities we make sure that their voice is listened to and acted on so that the lived experience of the children and the young people we work with makes a difference.