We were discussing how to use and implement the Signs of Safety model into our own work with children who are looked after by Knowsley Council – it made us think, should we be looking at Signs of Belonging?
We want to give our children the best possible experience and that includes a sense of “belonging” when they are not living with their own family.
The conversations we had were helpful and inspiring but also challenging our thoughts – which was fantastic. The project challenges us as it all comes back to remembering “what is a good outcome for a looked-after child?”
We think about what counts, in terms of both the right thing but even more so making sure we consider things not easily seen.