7693: Signs of Safety - Safety and Network Planning 

This bite size session focuses on Family Meetings, Safety Plans and Contingency Plans which are fundamental to good practice using Signs of Safety. Every child should have each of these elements completed and uploaded onto the child's record.
This bite size session focuses on Family Meetings, Safety Plans and Contingency Plans which are fundamental to good practice using Signs of Safety. Every child should have each of these elements completed and uploaded onto the child's record.

When a child opens to Children's Social Care a family meeting should be organised early in our involvement whilst open to Family Front Door assessment Team and this helps formulate the Safety Plan. The Contingency Plan sets out what happens if the Safety Plan and Bottom Lines are not working or any immediate harm or danger is present.

If a child is already open to Children's Social Care and does not have active Safety and Network Planning then a safety plan should be developed with the family and network, including a child friendly safety plan (where relevant). An accurate and appropriate contingency plan should be also immediately considered in the child's plan and updated at the next meeting. With regards to a family meeting this should be arranged as soon as possible to help develop the safety plan and contingency plan.
There are practice standards for each of these areas of Signs of Safety practice.

This session will include:
• Family Meetings - explaining the two types of meetings, where to find the practice standards and when they should take place
• Safety Plans, explanation of what a safety plan is, look at examples and consider a child someone is working and the type of language that would be used in their safety plan
• Contingency Plans – explanation of what a contingency plan is, look at examples and using the child where a safety plan has been explored to put a draft contingency plan together. Also to think about what happens when a child closes to our service.
• Bottom Lines

At the end of session the aim is for practitioners to understand the concept of early planning using the family's network and how they can be part of a safety plan
and contingency plan. This will build confidence in good practice using Signs of Safety.
Price
Next session
30/08/2022
13:30 - 15:00
Virtual Training,  
10 Places Available