Sarah Codrington

Sarah Codrington
Country: Australia
Email: sarah.codrington@signsofsafety.net
Languages: English
Licensed Signs of Safety Trainer
Sarah has worked in child protection for the last ten years, starting her career in Alice Springs, Northern Territory (NT) and working all over Central Australia with remote indigenous communities where she fell in love with working remotely with Aboriginal people. Sarah struggled with how the NT system operated at the time and moved to Kalgoorlie, Western Australia wanting to learn a different way of practicing and to see what Signs of Safety was all about. Working in the Goldfields, Sarah found her passion for child protection, discovering a new motivation and inspiration in the way she was able to work with and alongside children and families. Sarah then moved out to the Warburton Aboriginal Community, working as a statutory child protection worker in this Western Desert community of 600 people. For Sarah, working and living in Warburton has been the best learning experience of her career about how to do honest, open and hard child protection work.

Following her time in the Goldfields, Sarah moved back to the NT in early 2014 working across the case practice continuum from intake and investigations through to reunification and long-term care and then into team leading, practice leading and managing teams. In 2018, Sarah had the opportunity to head to Canada and work with a Delegated Aboriginal Agency in British Columbia that worked partly with the Signs of Safety approach.

Towards the end of 2018, the NT committed to a system-wide implementation of the Signs of Safety and Sarah completed her Signs of Safety training license and joined Elia. Sarah is particularly excited to be part of the Elia team leading the implementation with Territory Families.