FAMILY SAFETY PLAN
Creating a family safety plan
The following exercise is meant to help raise awareness of the risks that increase a child’s vulnerability to sexual exploitation. It also highlights protective factors that can reduce those risks. Creating a ‘big picture’ view of your child’s life will help you see where protection and risk already exists, and how to create a plan to manage the risks identified.
How do I start?
- 1. Create a ‘big picture’:
- Carefully read through safeguards and check off the ones that exist in your child’s life.
- Carefully read through the risks and check off the ones that exist in your child’s life.
- Highlight the safeguards you feel are the most important.
- Highlight the risks that are your biggest concern.
- 2. Make a plan: Continue to strengthen the safeguards. Choose two or three risks you have control over. How can each one be reduced or managed?
- 3. Implement your plan.
- 4. Revisit the plan regularly to assess its effectiveness. Make ongoing adjustments as needed.