Safety Planning and Monitoring – A 5.5-Step Model (Online)

Course Code:


Start Date:

13 Sep 2021

Course Category:

Children, Youth and Family

End Date:

15 Sep 2021

Duration (hours):



Social Service Institute

Application closing date : 09 Aug 2021

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Name Fee (Excludes GST) Fee (Includes GST)
Course Fee (Before Funding) $ 600.00 $ 642.00
Nett Fee (after SSG funding) $ 60.00 $ 64.20

Safety planning is crucial to ensure that children can remain in their families despite having experienced child protection dangers or safety issues in the family. Robust safety planning requires involvement of family members and both formal and informal networks. It needs to include the children, non-offending caregiver, extended family members, school, childcare or other social service professionals and more importantly, the parent/person who caused harm.
Today, professionals are required to develop safety plans and actively monitor these safety plans to ensure that the children remain safe with their families. Safety planning is an important intervention to prevent danger from escalating and ensure enduring safety for children and families who have experienced child protection and family violence issues.
The training aims to equip learners with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop and monitor safety plan. Learners will be introduced to the 5.5-step model that comprises understanding of red flags that derail safety plan discussions, creative strategies and techniques on how to work with children and caregivers, psycho-education and intervention plans. The training will also highlight the importance of holding critical conversations with the children and their families, as well as the importance of collaborating with the family’s informal and formal networks to increase the effectiveness of safety plans.

Learning Outcome:

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
1. Describe the goals and principles of safety planning in child protection and management of family violence issues;
2. Demonstrate understanding of the use of 5.5-step model in safety planning and monitoring; and
3. Develop appropriate safety plans to manage child protection and family violence issues.

Target Participants:

Target audience includes professionals from social services, especially from the family service centres and individuals who may have to manage or intervene in child protection or family violence concerns.

Trainer Profile:

Ms Ruth Ng obtained her Master in Social Work from the National University of Singapore. She was trained in Counselling and Care Centre for her Graduate Diploma in Counselling.
Ruth has more than 12 years of experience as a social worker. She had worked in a Family Service Centre (FSC) where she had extensive experience in the area of counselling, case management, training and supervision of workers. She later joined the Safe and Strong Families (SSF) team of the Child Protective Service (CPS), Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) where she undertook intensive family preservation work with children and families facing moderate to high risk of harm and abuse. She also worked with the different SSF community teams to provide coaching, training, supervision and development of the pilot programme.

Ms Jessica Chan is the Lead Social Worker for the Safe & Strong Families-Preservation (SSFP) team in Kampong Kapor Community Services (KKCS) and she supervises the team in casework management and clinical skills. She has been practitioner for 22 years.
Jessica’s passion has always been working with families struggling with complex issues in the community. She has been a part of the Intensive Case Management (ICM) pilot programme team in 2009. Upon its completion, she went on with her team mates and continued to form a specialised group working with high-risk vulnerable families, FAMWORKS, in the community that KKCS serves.

Ms Yeow Beng Zhen is a Senior Social Worker in Ang Mo Kio Family Service Centre (AMKFSC) Community Services Ltd, specializing in working with children and families under the Safe and Strong Families-Preservation (SSF-P) team in AMKFSC. This is an initiative by the Child Protection Services (CPS), Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF).
Beng Zhen has vast experience working with children in different settings since 2004. She started a community programme, Achieving Kids, to reach out and monitor the risks of children aged 7 to 12 years old living in the rental flats in 2013. She had presented at various International Conferences and contributed to publications in newspaper forum. Currently, she is also an adjunct lecturer under Northumbria University teaching Bachelor of Arts in Guidance and Counseling at Kaplan Singapore.

Ms Mok Xue Ting is a senior social worker in Big Love Child Protection Specialist Centre and has experience working in both residential and community setting, supporting families with children and youth who have been abused and/or displayed at-risk behaviours.
Since 2017, Xue Ting has been in the Safe and Strong Families-Preservation team in Big Love to take on high risk cases in the community referred by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF). Besides working with families, Xue Ting has partnered with volunteering organisations to develop group work for girls who had experienced abuse. She also provides ad hoc training to organisations and polytechnic students on child abuse related topics.


Priority for a seat in the course will be given to MSF-identified applicants/agencies and agencies.

Agencies are advised not to send more than 2 applicants for each run. Additional applicants may be placed on a waitlist or rejected. For Agencies with multiple Centres, please indicate the Centre name or address in text fields during your application.

For more information, please contact the course administrator listed below.

Please note that this course will be conducted online via Zoom (click to learn more about Zoom). Successful applicants will be able to access and download course materials from LearningCloud upon course confirmation. They will also be given the URL to join the Zoom course session with a unique password via email. Participants will be required to use their Name (as per NRIC) as the Zoom ID to be given access to the Zoom course session and will have to enable video view while the session is in progress.

Mode of delivery:
Blended (online classroom and online course materials). Learners will receive online access to courseware instead of printed materials.

Fee Remarks:

SSG funding is available for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents only. For more information on SSG Training Grants, please visit:
SkillsFuture Singapore Funding.
SkillsFuture Credit.

VCF funding is available for foreigners who are staff of NCSS Member Social Service Agencies via Direct Training Application.

Terms and conditions apply. Applicants of above training grants should inform SSI upon submission of your application.


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