Signs of Safety® Supervisor Practice Fidelity Assessment: Field Test and Evaluation Report

As child welfare systems seek to improve services, one important component of best practice is the measurement of fidelity to practice. Measuring the degree to which practices are implemented as intended is critical to determining whether an intervention improves outcomes for children and families. Fidelity assessment can help facilitate program change, improve service quality and effectiveness, help ensure accountability, and enable progress toward the shared goals of providers, individuals, and families served within a system.

Casey Family Programs is pleased to share this report that describes the development of a fidelity measurement tool for Signs of Safety® — an approach to assessing safety and risk in child protective services that is being implemented in Australia, Europe and North America. The tool described in this report is the first product of the Signs of Safety International Research Collaborative, an international work group of Signs of Safety practitioners, agencies, educators, and researchers.


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