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".