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Department of Social Work and Social Care Seminar: Signs of Safety: Useful tool or a social work practice framework?

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Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Venue: Business School, Room: BS0026, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
Price: free
Speaker(s): Dr Mary Baginsky, King's College London

Department of Social Work and Social Care Seminar: Signs of Safety: Useful tool or a social work practice framework?

Signs of Safety (SoS) has become one of the most widely adopted research-based programmes aimed at improving practice in child protection services in England. Originally developed in Western Australia in the 1990s, it has since been adopted in other jurisdictions across North America, Australasia and Europe, including the UK.

Mary Baginsky of the Social Care Workforce Research Unit at King's College London will present findings from Transforming Children's Services with Signs of Safety Practice at the Centre, one of the largest evaluations of SoS in any location.

The study was funded by the Department for Education's English Innovation Programme.

More about the speaker:

Dr Mary Baginsky joined the Social Care Workforce Research Unit in September 2013, and continued research started while in the Children's Workforce Development Council into the progression of the first two cohorts of the Step Up to Social Work programme.

Since then she has led the evaluation of two projects in the English Innovation Programme - MTM's Signs of Safety project across ten English local authorities and the introduction of the New Orleans Intervention Model into a London Borough. She also led a small team that conducted a scoping review of fostering research commissioned by the Department for Education to inform its fostering stocktake.

At the present time she is working on an ESRC project - Supporting and Engaging Schools in Decision-making and Multi-agency Working for the Protection and Safeguarding of Children; evaluating the West Midlands Social Work Teaching Partnership and preparing to work on the evaluation of two of the Wave Two Innovation Programme projects - the next stage of the MTM Signs of Safety project and Firstline.

In the past year she has presented papers at conferences in the UK, Hong Kong and Denmark.

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For further information about this event:

Contact: FHSCE Events Team
Tel: 0208 725 4735
Email: HSCE-events@sgul.kingston.ac.uk

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