SafeCare Promoting better parenting and protecting young children
Just 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.
Graded Care Profile
Improving parenting, improving practice
Evidence Based Decisions
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