We can create a child protection system that everyone respects. A system that keeps children safe and helps them heal from things that have already happened. A system that's fair to parents, holds them accountable, and is truly helpful. A system that's richly rewarding for those who work in it. A system that everyone agrees makes society better.
All children need to be safe and well taken care of. Almost all children want to be with their own family. Rigorous safety planning gives children what they need and want; the opportunity to grow up safely with their own family whenever possible. Rigorous safety plans are held in place by strong networks. If there isn't a network around children holding their parents accountable to following the rules of the safety plan, it isn't a safety plan. It's just a list of promises or a list of instructions.