Signs of Safety and Domestic Abuse Informed Practice

Signs of Safety and Domestic Abuse Informed Practice Workshop

7 November 2023

10.00 am – 4.00 pm GMT

The workshop will be held online via Zoom
Places are extremely limited

Tickets on sale now!

Country: United Kingdom

  • Are you struggling to hold domestic abuse perpetrators accountable for their behaviour?
  • Are you finding yourself unintentionally asking the victim/survivor to take responsibility for keeping themselves and their children safe?
  • Are you finding it difficult to create family-owned safety plans in these situations?
  • Are you thinking about how best to involve the perpetrator’s networks to help support safety planning and safety for children?
  • Are you struggling to find the words to help children and young people people make sense of what’s happening?

If so, then this workshop may help you and your practice/organisation fully utilise the Signs of Safety framework in situations of domestic abuse.

The workshop will demonstrate using the Signs of Safety framework through a domestic abuse informed lens that draws upon current research, thinking, and models around domestic abuse practice. This event is facilitated by licensed Signs of Safety trainer and consultant Leigh Taylor.


  • Tickets on sale now.
  • This workshop 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.
  • The workshop costs GBP£65 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  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!


Leigh TaylorLeigh began her career in the voluntary sector, supporting and managing group work for children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. She qualified as a social worker in 2005 and has been involved with frontline child protection since. She worked for City of Edinburgh Council (Scotland) as a Social Worker and then Senior in a statutory team for 12 years before moving on to become the Child Protection Lead Officer for East and Midlothian Public Protection Team. Leigh is currently working independently as a social work trainer and consultant across Scotland. She has years of experience in frontline child protection work: from assessment and intake to joint investigative interviews, looked after and accommodated children to permanence and adoption work. Leigh was deputy and later chair of a fostering panel for several years and was a Family Group Conferencing Co-ordinator for a period of time. Leigh was recently appointed to undertake independent assessments for Children’s Hearings Scotland.

Her interest in Sign of Safety started in 2008 when she attended her first 5-day training with Professor Andrew Turnell in Gateshead. Since this time, she has attended many Signs of Safety trainings, events and presented her casework at the Leicester International and Western Australian Gatherings (2014). She has been involved in supporting and training colleagues in the use of the approach and facilitates Signs of Safety meetings to help resolve professional conflict within the workplace. Leigh continues to use the Signs of Safety approach in practice, which provides her with a wealth of case examples including mappings, safety plans and direct work with children. Leigh is committed to supporting child centred safety planning and working in partnerships with Local Authorities, children and their families to help establish effective working relationships.

Leigh became a licensed Trainer in December 2014 and Consultant in 2017. Since this time, she has delivered training and provided consultancy to several local authorities across the UK working closely with senior management teams and frontline staff to implement and improve Signs of Safety in practice. Leigh is comfortable working in different jurisdictions across the United Kingdom and has knowledge of the different legal systems.