Structured Analysis Family Evaluation (SAFE)

The Structured Analysis Family Evaluation (SAFE) tool, Consortium for Children’s standardized home study tool, is required for licensing a home for foster care and approval for adoption. Workers conducting home studies and supervisors administering and approving SAFE studies are required to attend training as described below.

To learn more about the tool, please follow this link to the Consortium for Children’s website.

If you have questions about how the SAFE tool is used in Wisconsin, please review this memo  and Chapter DCF. 56, Administrative Code.

Technical Assistance

The SAFE staff is available for technical and clinical support throughout the SAFE process. To access technical and clinical support and other resources, contact the Consortium for Children through their website. The website has several resources for verified home study practitioners.

  • To request technical assistance, submit a Consultation Request to hear from a SAFE Specialist.
  • To access SAFE forms and reports resources, submit the email address you provided at the time of training for verification.  Once your email address has been verified by the Consortium for Children, you will receive an email with a link to the SAFE forms and reports.


If you have any event-related questions, please email WCWPDS at