Research and analysis

'Signs of safety' practice in children's services: an evaluation

Evaluation of a project to transform children’s services in 10 local authorities by implementing signs of safety (SoS) practice.


Evaluation of Signs of Safety in 10 pilots


An evaluation of a project piloted in 10 local authorities that aims to improve:

  • the quality of direct social work with children, young people and their families
  • partnership work with parents and families that recognises their strengths and uses these as part of any intervention
  • the quality of planning to support the safety of children and young people
  • the skills and confidence of the social work workforce
Published 6 July 2017