An introduction to Signs of Safety for Surrey CC and partners
Date & Time:
Venue:Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road Woking Surrey GU22 7QQ
Signs of Safety is being adopted by Surrey County Council's Children's Services as a practice model for its work with children, young people and their families/carers. It supports the Safer Surrey approach which is a whole system, strength-based approach that works on the belief that children and their families have the strengths, resources and ability to recover from adversities.
Signs of Safety is a purposeful and collaborative way of working with children and their families/carers to keep children and young people safe and ensure their needs are met. Central to this approach is the use of specific practice tools and processes where professionals and family members can work together in partnership to find solutions to worries about children’s safety and wellbeing.
The course is aimed at practitioners and managers in voluntary, independent and statutory agencies who work predominantly with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and who could contribute to assessing, planning, and supporting families to make changes in how they live together to ensure that children are safe and their needs are understood and met. This will include practitioners who are or will be designated safeguarding leads for their organisations as well as those who support families through Early Help plans.
Introduce practitioners to Signs of Safety methodology and tools.
• Introduce to the concept of Signs of Safety to partners working with children and young people.
• Understand how Signs of Safety is being used in Early Help, Child in Need, Child Protection Conferences, Core Groups, Children Looked After Reviews and other multi-agency meetings.
• Raise practitioner awareness as to what will be required from them at the range of activities above.
• Understand what difference Signs of Safety will make to outcomes for children, young people and families.
Trainer:Jane Donson/Anastasia Drenou
Venue Details:Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road Woking Surrey GU22 7QQ
Please sign in at the reception and the trainer will come and collect you.
By Train: Woking station is seven minutes walk away and has a frequent and fast services across Surrey and SW London, including Guildford, Farnham, Haslemere and Surbiton. It is 30 mins from London Waterloo
It is a 7 minute walk from Woking station to Quadrant Court.
• Exit the station from Platform 5 (not town centre side).
• Turn right along Station Approach.
• Cross over at pedestrian crossing to Magistrate’s Court.
• Pass Magistrate’s Court and Police Station on your left.
• Cross Heathside Rd
• Cross over Guildford Rd (main road) to Quadrant Court on the opposite side.
34, 35, 71, 81, 436, 463 and 548 buses all stop within two minutes
walk of Quadrant Court.
From London/ M25:
• Take A3 (J10, M25) towards Guildford
• Exit A3 at Ripley. Follow signs to Woking along A247
• Join A320 (Guildford Rd)
• Turn left into Mount Hermon Rd
• Turn right into Montgomery Way
• Quadrant Court car park entrance is on the right
Please Note: There is no parking at Quadrant Court for delegates. You may be fined up to £150 if you park at Quadrant Court car park without a valid permit. However, if you hold a Blue Badge you are able to park at Quadrant Court. On arrival at car park located at rear of buildging, please buzz in at the barriers and request a disabled parking permit.
The nearest off site pay and display car parks are Woking Park and Heathside on Heathside Crescent (Satellite navigation users should enter the postcode GU22 7AG).
Teas and coffees are provided through the day. There is a cafe onsite but it
does not accept card payments.