Signs of Safety Gathering, Belgium

24–25 September 2020


9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Tour & Taxis
Avenue du Port 86C
1000 Brussels

The Signs of Safety Gathering in Belgium, scheduled for September 24 and 25, will be postponed to a later date. Given the current situation regarding the COVID-19 measures and the difficult to predict its growth, Opgroisjes made the decision to postpone the Gathering to a later date to be determined. Our goal — to bring people together, to inspire and to network — is difficult to achieve with the imposed measures. If you have already registered, you will shortly receive an e-mail with more information. We would still love to host a Gathering in Belgium in the future — keep an eye on our website and social media channels! If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the Belgian Gathering, please email

Partnership…working together towards growing up safe, loved, and surrounded by the ones you belong to

Proudly presenting our first Belgian Gathering, five years after first implementing Signs of Safety in the Flemish agency “Growing Up: Child and Youth Welfare, Care and Social Services”. In collaboration with the Opgroeien agency and the Belgian Signs of Safety Licensed Trainers. The theme “Partnership” will be the central theme throughout the presentations, where case workers and networks will present their Signs of Safety journey with both their learnings and struggles. 

Guests include:

  • Wouter Beke, Flemish Minister for Welfare, Public Health, Family & Poverty Reduction
  • Katrien Verhegge, Administrator General of “Growing Up”
  • Bruno Vanobbergen, General Director of “Growing Up” and former Children’s Rights Commissioner
  • Joke Wiggerink, CEO of Elia International Ltd, the home of Signs of Safety
  • A select group of youngsters who are willing to speak about their experiences with Signs of Safety