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Welcome to SAFE

Structured Analysis Family Evaluation (SAFE) is a structured home study methodology that allows child welfare agencies to thoroughly evaluate prospective kinship, foster, adoptive, and/or guardianship families in a uniform manner.

What is SAFE?

Structured Analysis Family Evaluation (SAFE) is Consortium for Children’s standardized, uniformed home study methodology that is used to assess individuals applying to become a kinship care provider, a foster parent, an adoptive parent, and/or a guardianship provider. SAFE is used in both private and public agencies throughout the United States and Canada. To use the SAFE methodology, Home Study Practitioners must be SAFE certified. Consortium for Children provides the SAFE certification training for Home Study Practitioners and Supervisors.

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Want to register as soon as possible? Here are our next upcoming trainings. Please use the link below to register for a training and view more training options.

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Who Uses SAFE?

SAFE is used widely throughout the United States and Canada. Click below for a larger view.

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