Learning together to safeguard children: developing a multi-agency systems approach for case reviews

Next steps

  • There seems to be a high level of interest in the systems approach.

SCIE can offer:

  1. to meet with LSCBs individually or at regional meetings to present and discuss the model and its implementation
  2. to put people in touch with the consultants who were involved in piloting and developing the model
  3. to facilitate the creation of a community of practice network to enable people to sharing their experiences of using of the approach and build up the knowledge base.
  • We encourage people to get in touch

SCIE has received a high level of interest in the systems approach. Some LSCBs have already used the method of their own accord. Others have been in touch because they are interested in using the approach, but need further information and help with putting it into practice.

SCIE is happy to offer advice where possible by meeting with LSCBs individually or in regional groupings to present and discuss the model and its implementation. We can, where appropriate, also put people in touch with the consultants who have been centrally involved in this work.

We stress again that what we have presented are important first steps in the development of a systems model for child welfare. There is an urgent need for a shared mechanism for learning from each other in the use of this model in order that it can be further developed. Consequently, SCIE is keen to identify interested parties both nationally and internationally and broker a simple community of practice network. We therefore encourage people to get in touch.

Contact

Dr Sheila Fish, Research Analyst, Children’s Services Team, SCIE: sheila.fish@scie.org.uk

The first pilots of the SCIE model have just completed in the North West of England. Initial findings are very encouraging.  A report on this experience is available now. SCIE is collaborating with three other areas to conduct further pilots in order to develop, implement and evaluate the Learning together model.

Colleagues interested in being actively involved should contact Sheila Fish.

Findings from the pilots in north west England are now available.