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Signs of Safety success

An area using Signs of Safety (Lincolnshire) and it has been praised by OFSTED after a joint targeted area inspection of multi-agency responses to abuse and neglect.

The inspectorates involved, Ofsted, the Care Quality Commission, HMI Constabulary and HMI Probation, said:

  • that the use of the initiative had contributed to "the importance of direct work to support children who have experienced domestic abuse" being "well understood" across Lincolnshire.
  • That social workers "are better able to understand the range of risks that children face and the impact that domestic abuse is having on them" by using the initiative.
  • children were "sensitively supported to develop safety plans through the use of their own words and pictures".