SoS is used in over 50 areas in the UK. It is most commonly used in child protection and statutory children’s social care services.

Elements of SoS have been incorporated into the work of Knowsley Children’s Social Care including direct work with children (most commonly the ‘three houses’) and also in designing aspects of the ICS recording system.

Knowsley is in the process of implementing signs of safety as model of practice in children’s social care.

As such staff are required to attend a two-day training session. A monthly newsletter is also sent to staff on a monthly basis to keep you  updated about the implementation process.