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Viv has been providing training and consultation to many Local Authorities over the past 7 years and these include Coventry, Walsall, Dudley, Nottinghamshire, Brighton, Oxford, Barnsley, Solihull, Newcastle, Reading, Hackney, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, Swindon, Swansea, Powys, North Somerset, Leicestershire, Tower Hamlets, Brent and Wandsworth. 

As well as training in the UK, Viv has delivered training in Zeeland (Netherlands) in 2006, 2007 and 2009. She has also presented to international audiences in the UK, Japan (2006) Amsterdam (2008), Minnesota (2010), and Western Australia (2011).


Viv provides introductory training in the Signs of Safety approach both for practitioners and supervisors and she also provides more intensive and in-depth training for practitioners and managers who have been identified by their boroughs to act as Practice Leaders. This intensive and ongoing training forms an essential part of any implementation.

The Signs of Safety introductory training is delivered as a two-day event with the days either running simultaneously or several weeks apart and may be supported by prior training in Solution Focused Brief Therapy however this is not essential.  


We all have experience of attending training, being inspired and then forgetting about it after a few weeks. It is for this reason that we are keen to work with agencies and Local Authorities who are interested in implementing the Signs of Safety approach, rather than just providing staff training. Viv is involved in providing consultation and training to a number of implementations and all of these are done in partnership with Andrew Turnell ( who provides consultancy to Viv. Implementation requires a strategic approach from the agency, and a commitment over a number of years.

2012 will see, 12 boroughs  begin multi-year implementations of the Signs of Safety approach with more to follow in 2013. These boroughs, along with key partners will be lead by Viv Hogg and Andrew Turnell and will collaborate closely to share learning and act as critical friends to support and deepen the implementation process.