Signs of Safety Practice Workshops: Canada

Practice Workshops Canada

12, 14, 19, 21 January 2022

09.00 am – 11.00 am EST

These workshops will be held online via Zoom
Places are extremely limited to 20 participants per session

Registration: email

Fred Magie and Rosina Harvey-Keeping, Licensed Trainers and Consultants with Elia, the new home of Signs of Safety, are excited to offer a 4 session workshop series geared for supervisors and leaders of practice within child protection/child welfare organizations.

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

12th January: Learning Methods — Appreciative Inquiry
9am – 11am EST

14th January: Learning Methods — Group Supervision
9am – 11am EST

19th January: Risk Assessment — Harm Analysis
9am – 11am EST

21st January: Risk Assessment — Middle Column
9am – 11am EST

Session 1 — Creating a culture of learning with child protection teams through Appreciative Inquiry

Session 2 — Creating a culture of learning within child protection teams through Group Supervision

These first two sessions will help leaders of practice to lead learning and shift away from tick box compliance focusing on how to lead with purpose to grow skill and capacity with the core learning methods of Signs of Safety, Appreciative Inquiry and Group Supervision.

Session 3 — Coaching participatory Risk Assessment. Strengthening understanding of Harm, as the core issue for child protection involvement.

Session 4 — Coaching balanced Risk Assessment with the Middle Column. Strengthening the understanding of existing strengths and existing safety to inform clear rationale decision making alongside harm and danger.

The second two sessions will help leaders of practice strengthen their ability to coach and mentor the use of participatory risk assessment. They will focus on a balanced approach with children and families to inform clearer child protection decision making regarding safety of children.



  • The cost for each workshop is CAD$150 per person
  • There is a discounted combo rate of CAD$525 (save $75!)