Supervising for Safety: Removal Decisions (webinar)

The “Supervising for Safety” series comprises three webinars and an eLearning that aim to support supervisors in the understanding and application of assessment tools and integration of these tools into their supervision. 

In this training you will consider how the safety framework helps us make decisions about whether a child needs to be removed from their parent(s).  We will also identify the legal and policy requirements that guide removal decisions. You will practice guiding a caseworker in applying the safety framework tools in their case and making a decision about whether a child needs to be removed from their home.  We will focus in particular on gathering questions, and on how to support caseworkers in obtaining sufficient, relevant information before we make an assessment of whether a child is safe. Lastly, you’ll consider how you can better integrate the child safety framework into your supervisory practice when approving or discussing removal decisions.

The “Supervising for Safety” series is mandatory for Area Administrators. This individual webinar is mandatory for CPS/FAR and LD staff.

Audience Description: 

Child Welfare Supervisors and Area Administrators in both state and Tribal programs are the primary audience. Those who support caseworkers in their decision making in other capacities may also benefit from the course.

Assessment and Planning
Delivery Method: 
Training Level: 
Area Administrators
Pre-Learning Assignments: 
Supervising for Safety: Decision Making Tools for Supervisors (eLearning)
Course Requires Coaching Session?: 
Registration Instructions: 

DCYF staff can register for Supervising for Safety: Removal Decisions (webinar) through the Washington State Learning Center (WSLC). For help with WSLC, please contact

Other workforce members can request registration for this course using the Alliance External Registration form. Use this if you are CWTAP, Tribal Workers, Private Agency, and Judicial Personnel (incl. CASA/GAL). For help with this webform, please contact Alliance Support via

Special Instructions: 

You must complete the Supervising for Safety: Decision Making Tools for Supervisors eLearning prior to participating in this course.

Classes Available


DCYF Staff Register Here
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  • Jun 9, 2022 1:00PM to 4:00PM