The 2016 LSCB Survey of
Professionals Working with Children and Young People is now open. Please
can we encourage you all to take 10 minutes to answer the questions. The survey
is anonymous and feedback from the survey is used to inform our ongoing work
with children and families.
Below is a 5
minute briefing from earlier this year which provides feedback from the 2015
LSCB survey ran from 26 June to 23 July 2015, and was responded to by over 300
members of staff from across the LSCB. These are the some of the findings
and some of the things that we have put in place as a response which will
improve outcomes for children, young people and families.
70% of respondents had read the Multi-Agency Thresholds Guidance this
year. We have taken feedback from practitioners and are currently
simplifying the Thresholds document to make it more ‘user friendly’.
of respondents did not feel confident completing an Early Help Assessment
(EHA). Did you know that the Early Help Team Officers can provide
support and bespoke training to those who require it? Early Help
of practitioners felt that outcomes intended for children and families
were ‘always clear’ in plans, and 60% felt that outcomes for children and
families were ‘sometimes clear’. Since this survey was undertaken
IROs have delivered sessions at the Practitioner Forums on SMART
planning. A guidance document on planning has been written, have you
read it? SMART Planning
of you thought that children and young people were not appropriately
involved in safeguarding decisions affecting them. How are we
eliciting the views, wishes and feelings of the child/young person in our
assessments and care planning, so that we understand their lived
of you felt that you had delivered a better service due to multi-agency
training. Our training programme can be found here: Cumbria LSCB Training
keep up to date with learning from Serious Case Reviews. However, this
means that almost 20% of you do not. We will continue to send out
key messages and deliver training so that we are learning from serious case
reviews. Learning from Serious Case Reviews
of you weren’t familiar with the LSCB’s Conflict Resolution Process.
Following feedback from practitioners the policy has been updated and
renamed as the Escalation Policy. Have you read
asked you “Looking back to when you first started working with children
and young people - What advice would you give to your then self, now, to
help working with children and families?” This is what you told us:
the child as the focus of your decision making’
keep lines of communication open with families and other agencies’
give up for children & families keeping their best interest at the centre
at all times’
you for taking the time out to complete the survey. The next practitioner
survey will be sent out on 13th June 2016 and will run until the 3rd July 2016.
We really value your feedback and hope that you all respond.