Placement of a child may be necessary to assure child safety or provide specific services or sanctions to a child. Part of the child welfare responsibility assumed when placing a child is assuring this is a safe placement for this child at this point in time.
When placement continues, this is an ongoing assessment issue and responsibility. This training focuses on the process and practice of assuring child safety in unlicensed homes, foster homes, group homes and residential care centers. It examines the process for assuring safety from the point the need for placement is determined through the duration of the placement.
The assessment for confirming and re-confirming the safety of the placement setting for a child is explored including: components of the assessment, information gathering to support thorough assessments and implications of the assessment for child welfare decision making. Placement Danger Threats are a particular focus.
Participating in this training prepares a supervisor or worker to better integrate these responsibilities into agency casework and promotes a consistent, thorough approach to assessing safety in out-of-home care.
There are four modules which make up the Confirming Safe Environments Online training. At the end of each module, there is a certificate of completion. It is recommended that you print off and maintain a copy for your records or provide to your supervisor.Please be aware that after completing all four modules in the training, if you wish for it to be part of your learning transcript in PDS online, you will need to enter it as an external training.