The safety domain is divided into two separate outcomes: Safety Outcome 1 and Safety Outcome 2. Safety Outcome 1 is "Children are, first and foremost, protected from abuse and neglect." It is composed of item 1 and item 2.

Safety Outcome 2 is "Children are safely maintained in their homes whenever possible and appropriate." It consists of item 3 and item 4.

In general, the Safety domain is concerned with the following questions:

  • Did the agency respond quickly to reports of child abuse and neglect and take immediate steps to protect the children in the home?
  • Once involved, did the agency make sure that children were not abused or neglected again?
  • Did the agency provide services to make sure that children don’t enter or re-enter foster care?