A network for safety oriented practice in child and youth welfare
The SOP network was founded in 2019 by various Luxembourg, German and Belgian institutions in collaboration with the University of Luxembourg.
It promotes, disseminates and implements practical models that focus on the safety and participation of children and young people in care processes. These are – besides prevention – the two central aspects of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Attitudes and methods are based on appreciative, questioning and solution-oriented counseling approaches. They look for traces of success in the attempts of children, young people and parents to find solutions and use these for development.
The participation of children, adolescents and parents is the guiding principle for many laws and standards in the field of child and youth care and family assistance.
The professionals and the organisations working in the network support each other in the implementation of these working methods and exchange their experiences. This is done through quality circle (SOP LEAD) and case supervision workshops (SOP PRAX LAB) of professionals and practice leads.
Training, consulting and coaching
The SOP network offers (on-site and digital)
- Training, consulting and coaching. The basic training consists of 2x 2 days (28 hours) and conveys the conceptual background, basic attitudes and working methods.
- Individual and group coachings on cases and methods.
- A regular Prax Lab is the learning space for the practice leaders or multiplicators in the participating organizations.