This seminar explored the role a child’s bonds with their parents, family or care-givers has on their safety and wellbeing. Speakers reflected on how those working in child protection can observe a child’s attachments and how they can use these observations to support case planning for better relationships with parents, carers, siblings or other safe persons in a child’s life. Keynote presentations were given by Dr Sandra Heriot, Christine Gibson, Mark Allerton and Dr Christine Fejo-King.