- Assessment and Intervention
- Family Support and Protection
- Adolescent and Family Resource
- Children Looked After (including Children's Asylum)
- Child and Family Intervention
- Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
- Fostering and Adoption
- Child Disability.
Teams based in Horsham and Crawley cover the north of the county, while those based in Worthing and Bognor Regis cover the south.
We also have countywide teams that cover the whole of West Sussex.Ready to apply? See our current vacancies
Our practice framework
We use an innovative, strengths-based, safety-organised approach to child protection casework called Signs of Safety®.
With Signs of Safety, we’re building on the strengths already present within families, encouraging them to find their own solutions to what's happening in their lives. The approach focuses on the question:
“How can the worker build partnerships with parents and children in situations of suspected or substantiated child abuse and still deal rigorously with the maltreatment issues?”
The heart of the Signs of Safety process is a risk assessment and case planning format that is meaningful for professionals, as well as the parents and children.
Children’s Services needs to be better and Signs of Safety sets out to do this. It has been making a difference around the world, involving parents and children at the centre of the work and continuously evolving based on what works for practitioners and agencies undertaking the work.