Agi Gault has been a frontline social worker in child protection since 1998. She was drawn to a career in child protection because of her personal experience of going through the care system in the United Kingdom as an adopted and abused child.
This book is a narrative of Agi’s life interspersed with a collection of her poems which were Agi’s communication, and metaphors of her lived experience and her therapy. They say what has been unspeakable throughout her life.
This video offers probably the best and most dynamic way to quickly present the Signs of Safety approach to child protection casework to those new to the model and also offers a clear, succinct vision of how to put the Signs into practice that is always compelling to professionals who already use the approach.
Working With Denied Child Abuse: The Resolutions Approach
This book presents an innovative, safety-focused, partnership-based model called Resolutions, which provides an alternative approach for responding rigorously and creatively to cases where where parents refute child abuse allegations made against them. The book is key reading for legal, health and social care professionals working in the area of child protection.
A Solution and Safety Orientated Approach to Child Protection Casework
A revolutionary approach to child protection work; this book focuses on the question, “How can child protection professionals actually build partnerships with parents where there is suspected or substantiated child abuse or neglect?” It brings the solution-oriented model to child protection work, expanding the investigation of risk to encompass signs of safety that can be built upon to stabilise and strengthen the child's and family's situation.
This workbook is designed as a hands-on resource for practitioners and supervisors using the Signs of Safety approach. It covers using the assessment and planning framework, the My Three Houses® tool, words and pictures explanations and safety planning. Numerous case examples are provided throughout.
This video and workbook offers probably the best and most dynamic way to quickly present the Signs of Safety approach to child protection casework to those new to the model and also offers a clear, succinct vision of how to put the Signs into practice that is always compelling to professionals who already use the approach.
In this video and workbook Andrew Turnell outlines the Signs of Safety approach to child protection casework, including its history, the assessment and planning framework and the analysis process for using the protocol. He uses a detailed case example to demonstrate the assessment process as a map that enables both professionals and family members to think themselves into and through the situations of child abuse and neglect. Also highlighted are the essential questioning skills that bring the Signs of Safety approach to life.
This workbook is designed to guide professionals in the details of safety planning. The first chapter sets out 12 steps of safety planning and explores each in detail. The second chapter provides a detailed example of using these steps in a case involving a new baby and a three-year-old in care where there are concerns about drug use, domestic violence and the mother having previously made threats to kill the eldest child.
Building meaningful safety plans is probably the hardest of all tasks in working with high-risk child protection cases. It is far easier for professionals to send parents to another course or treatment programme than to define what constitutes enough safety to close the case and involve family and professionals in working to realise that goal. Without clear safety goals, cases tend to drag on and child protection systems find they have increasing numbers of children in care for longer time.