Systems approach resources and services
Part of Safeguarding children
This is one of a series of four Learning into Practice Project Masterclasses produced by the NSPCC and SCIE. The four masterclasses aim to introduce key ideas from the different fields and enable Serious Case Review reviewers to consider their relevance. This masterclass provides an introduction to a systems approach to reviews. Specifically, it introduces reviewers to the basic theoretical approaches to understanding the causes of error in high risk fields such as aviation, engineering and health; it highlights some key concepts from these approaches; it encourages participants to make connections between some key concepts from systems thinking and their own practice as SCR lead reviewers; and it gives participants the opportunity to consider what further support they would need in order to be able to apply systemic thinking in their reviews.
How a systems approach to children's safeguarding case reviews can improve learning.
This At a glance summary presents a new ‘systems’ model for case reviews. The model provides a method for getting to the bottom of professional practice and exploring why actions or decisions that later turned out to be mistaken, or to have led to an unwanted outcome, seemed to those involved, to be the sensible thing to do at the time.
Part of Learning Together
The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) worked in collaboration with the London Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) to pilot the SCIE Learning Together model for case reviews in seven London Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs). This report presents on some of the interim findings from the (LSCBs) participating in the pilots of the SCIE Learning Together model. It draws primarily on verbal feedback provided by Lead Reviewers over the course of the training, and includes direct quotations. Issues discussed include the engagement of staff and implementation issues. The report aims to share with non-participating LSCBs the experience of taking part in the pilot.
This film introduces a methodology for conducting case reviews and serious case reviews (SCRs), called the systems approach.
SCIE has led in the development of a new 'systems approach' for conducting case reviews of multi-agency safeguarding and child protection work. This video looks at the first pilots of the SCIE model which were completed in the North West of England in September 2010.
This At a glance summarises learning from piloting of the SCIE 'systems' approach in the North West of England.
Learning together to safeguard children presents a 'systems' model of organisational learning that can be used across agencies involved in safeguarding and child protection work.
This guide summarises SCIE Report 19: Learning together to safeguard children: developing a multi-agency systems approach for case reviews. In it the key concepts of the model are explained before the process of putting them into practice is described
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