SAFE Assessment

What is a SAFE assessment?

A SAFE (Structured Assessment Family Evaluation) is a home-study report ordered by the government, and conducted by home assessors, in cases where a family is applying for kinship, adoption, foster parenting, or private guardianship.

Why is the assessment used?

SAFE assessments are a valuable tool used to determine if a family meets the requirements of being considered for accepting children into their care. It is an in-depth process that examines each individual family member, how the family functions as a unit, and the suitability of the home environment.

The assessment process

This is a lengthy and thorough assessment involving many pieces. If you’ve applied for kinship, adoption, foster parenting, or private guardianship, you will undergo a SAFE assessment. In a nutshell, here’s what to expect:

  • Home assessors will receive your case files from Children and Family Services which include questionnaires that your family will complete.
  • Prior to meeting with you, all documents will be reviewed (questionnaires, references, criminal record checks, etc.)
  • The home assessor will contact you to arrange for an appointment to meet with you and go over the process of the SAFE assessment.
  • At minimum, two meetings of at least 2 hours are needed as part of the assessment process.
  • Each family member (including children) will be interviewed.
  • The home assessor writes a report of their evaluation.
  • The report gets reviewed by caseworkers and by you.

The entire process typically takes 2 to 4 months to complete.

Please call Insight Psychological if you’re interested in learning more about SAFE assessments. 

 

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At this time, Insight Psychological does not have therapists who specialize in this specific area, but that doesn’t mean we can’t help you! Please contact us to talk with our Intake Personnel to find a therapist that is a good fit for you and your unique circumstances.