SafeCare® What is SafeCare®?

A father sitting on the sofa with his young daughter and son on his lapJust as there are many things that can contribute to child neglect, there are many things we can do to prevent it. Being a parent to a young child is a demanding job and it can be even harder when other worries and issues take hold.

SafeCare® offers practical support to parents of children aged 5 or under. It aims to help parents to develop parenting skills and focus on the needs of their child.

SafeCare® helps parents with 3 main areas:

  • keeping their child fit and healthy
  • keeping the home safe
  • having a good relationship with their child and managing their behaviour.

Parents are also given support developing problem solving skills. These skills can then be used to manage other situations that are part of family life.

How it works

We visit a family for 18-20 sessions and provide one to one support in their own home. Together with the parent, we’ll agree some goals to aim for. We help them focus on areas that need work and how to achieve their goals. At the end, we’ll look back at progress together to work out if and how things have improved.

SafeCare® was developed at the National SafeCare® Training and Research Center (NSTRC) at the University of Georgia, USA where research studies have shown positive results

Where SafeCare is available

Birmingham

0121 200 4600

Catterick

01748 835704

Leicester

0116 242 9110

Swindon

01793 431 501

West London

020 8755 7150

Graded Care Profile

Assessing the care of children and identifying neglect.
Graded Care Profile service

Improving parenting, improving practice

Helping parents who are struggling to care for their children.
Improving parenting, improving practice service

Evidence Based Decisions

Reviewing family situations to protect children at risk of harm.
Evidence Based Decisions service

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