Good Practice Learning
Working Together 2015 requires all LSCBs to maintain a local learning and Improvement Framework. In order to fulfil the statutory function under regulation 5 a Local Safeguarding Children Board should use data and, as a minimum, should:
- assess the effectiveness of the help being provided to children and families, including early help;
- assess whether LSCB partners are fulfilling their statutory obligations set out in chapter 2 of Working Together 2015;
- quality assure practice, including through joint audits of case files involving practitioners and identifying lessons to be learned; and
- monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of training, including multi-agency training, to safeguard and promote the welfare of children
Professionals and organisations protecting children need to reflect on the quality of their services and learn from their own practice and that of others. Good practice should be shared so that there is a growing understanding of what works well. Conversely, when things go wrong there needs to be a rigorous, objective analysis of what happened and why, so that important lessons can be learnt and services improved to reduce the risk of future harm to children.
Learning & Improvement activity must be able to demonstrate improvements in:
- safeguarding arrangements and multi-agency working;
- ensuring C&YP receive ‘the right service at the right time;’
- outcomes for vulnerable C&YP.
- The Principles of learning and improvement should promote:
- A culture of continuous learning and improvement across organisations who work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
- Improvement must be sustained through regular monitoring and follow up so that findings from reviews make a real impact on improving outcomes for children
The aim of the North East Lincolnshire Local Safeguarding Children board Learning and Improvement framework is to:
- Enable the development of a culture of continuous learning and improvement across the safeguarding children system in North East Lincolnshire.
- Enable organisations to be clear about their responsibilities, to learn from experience and improve services as a result
- To learn from good practice as well as from cases meeting statutory criteria for serious case reviews
- To follow an outcomes based accountability approach which asks, how much did we do, how well and what difference it made to outcomes for children and young people