In response to a Serious Incident Notification the Board initiate multiple Rapid Reviews and Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews as part of its statutory duty to ensure assurance, learning and improvement to the safeguarding processes and practice in Staffordshire. Although these reviews are as a result of childhood trauma and also events of missed practice we all recognise the need to take the recommendations and subsequent learning and use it to improve practice and the confidence of our practitioners and the children and families we work with.
The Board are working to develop a series of feedback and engagement channels and events to encourage those involved in the life of a child who is subject to a review, along with the wider workforce, to share the learning as soon as possible after the event. The Board recognise the importance of the voice of front line staff, sharing their experiences and thoughts in order to understand how the learning can be embedded tangibly and with confidence in day to day interactions with their families and children. The essence of learning from reviews is to change hearts and minds, process and practice by the inclusive involvement of our most valuable workforce.
The development of short webinars, videos and animations plus events where front line staff can discuss with their peers and find a way forward to bring value from the learning to the present are in progress. The use of improved communication channels through the website, social media and dedicated newsletters and briefs will all encourage engagement and shared practice to achieve an improved impact on children and families.
More information will be available on our website StaffsSCB@staffordshire.gov.uk as soon as its available. To tell us what your ideas are please contact sscb@firstname.lastname@example.org.