Safety First: Dealing with the Daily Challenges of Child Welfare

Part One, Building Support for Child Welfare’s Frontline Workers

By the Annie E. Casey Foundation

March 2, 2002


This guide present the challenges, tools and skills related to safety for everyone concerned with helping families in their homes and neighborhoods. That said, these materials present the most conservative approaches to worker safety; the guide does not anticipate that frontline workers will need them all, except in rare instances. 

Table of Contents

Key Takeaway

Ensuring Child Safety and Welfare

Most family workers believe that even the most troubled families have the potential to raise their children safely and successfully. At the same time, we are obliged to put the safety and welfare of children above all else. In doing so, family workers may need to rely on a number of methods to help prevent endangering themselves or compromise the safety of children.

Findings & Stats

Statements & Quotations