An introduction to Signs of Safety for Surrey CC and partners

Date & Time:

Wednesday 15 November 2017 (13:00 - 16:00)

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Consort House, 5-7 Queensway Redhill Surrey RH1 1YB


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 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.


Target Group:
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.
Briefing aim:
Introduce practitioners to Signs of Safety methodology and tools.

Learning Outcomes:
•    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.


Booking has now closed for this event.

Further Information:


Jane Donson/Anastasia Drenou

Venue Details:

Consort House, 5-7 Queensway Redhill Surrey RH1 1YB

(01737 737600)


Consort House is situated in the centre of Redhill, within walking distance of the shops, bus station and the railway station.

By Train The venue is situated only 400 yards from the mainline railway and bus station.

By Car

The M25, Junction 8 is within 3 miles of the venue.


Clarendon Road pay and display car park is situated behind the building. The address is Clarendon Road, Redhill, RH1 1QZ.

Gloucester Road pay and display car park is approximately five minute walk away at Gloucester Road, Redhill, RH1 1BS.


There is no cafe onsite however there are local shops within a one to five minute walk.