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Signs of Safety (SOS) is the leading collaborative approach to child protection.
St Helens has adopted SOS as our way of working with families because this will support us to achieve the service that children, young people, parents and carers have told us they want; one that:
Best practice is child-focused, solution-orientated, respectful and inclusive of families and this is what we want to achieve.
For more information, please visit www.signsofsafety.net.
St Helens wants a consistent collaborative approach across the partnership and has committed to implementing Signs of Safety as its overarching practice model for all its work with children and families.
Since the start of our roll-out in January 2019 we have:
Our systems are also having an overhaul in which our case management system, Liquid Logic, will become more aligned with Signs of Safety.
There are many new resources that will be made available to staff over the coming months. These will be accessible to all professionals who complete the required training.