Safety Planning: Timeline and Trajectory

Safety Planning workshop

5 October 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.

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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. 

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

Safety planning is a complex task that needs to involve professionals, parents, children and the family’s own safety network. To create a strong safety plan that will last, everyone involved needs to understand and agree the goal, all the steps involved in achieving the goal and the time period for the work. This workshop will focus on how professionals can create a clear agreed timeline and trajectory to motivate parents and simplify safety planning work for practitioners.

Facilitated by Theresa Vinokuroff and Ophelia Mac-Kwashie.

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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!


Theresa Vinokuroff

Theresa Vinokuroff has been working in child welfare for over 15 years. She is presently a Supervisor at the Children’s Aid Society of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry in Ontario, Canada. Her position within this organisation has allowed her to work with families, as well as child protection workers, making her experience firmly rooted in on-the-ground practices. She has been a leader in moving Signs of Safety forward within her organisation and has embarked to do the same within other Agencies as well. Theresa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, a Master’s Degree in Social Work and is a registered Social Worker in Ontario, Canada.

Over the recent years, Theresa has presented at International Signs of Safety Gatherings and is motivated to improve the work being done with the children and families who are involved in child welfare. She is passionate about delivering training and building capacity for Signs of Safety among workers and within organisations. She does this through engagement, developing relationships and by having a genuine desire to help grow and improve practice.

Ophelia Mac-Kwashie has been working as Child Protection Practitioner and Investigator since February 1999. Her works involve dealing with cases of both children and teenagers.

She was first introduced to Signs of Safety in September 2001 and has been applying the approach in her works since then. Besides working as an on-the-field Practitioner, Ophelia conducts trainings for both practitioners and managers in different municipalities of Sweden.

Now as independent social worker, whilst enjoying working at the front line as Child Protection Investigator, she is also a Signs of Safety Trainer. She finds combining the two roles very exciting and challenging, since the direct work with the families and consulting on cases is what drives Ophelia to go to work every day with a smile on her face. She finds the “learning by doing” technique the most effective way, not only to show but for the case workers to grasp the process of doing safety planning with the families in accordance with Signs of Safety approach.