LSCB 5 Minute Briefing - 2017 LSCB Survey NOW OPEN

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lscb 5 min briefing

The 2017 LSCB Survey of Professionals Working with Children and Young People is now open


The survey will run from 31st March - 28th April.

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. This is the feedback from last year’s survey. Have your say here

Last year the survey ran from 17 June to 22 July 2016, and was responded to by 368 members of staff from across the LSCB. This is a slight increase from the 316 staff who responded to the summer 2015 survey.

Just over half (52%) of respondents had not accessed the online procedures manual, so we have done a lot of work to highlight use of the manual. You can access all of the LSCB policies and procedures here

Only 63% of respondents had read the Multi-Agency Thresholds Guidance this year.  We have taken feedback from practitioners and have reviewed and simplified the Wedge and the Thresholds document to make it more ‘user friendly’. The Thresholds Guidance can be accesses here

77% of respondents feel confident about 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? Further information is available on the Early Help section of our website

The majority (61%) felt that outcomes for children and families were only “sometimes” clear; this is a similar result to last year (60%). 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?

Last year 20.95% felt that children and young people were not appropriately involved in safeguarding decisions which affected them, this has remained the same this year at 20.40%.  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 experience?

93.47% of you felt that you had delivered a better service due to multi-agency training.  We are constantly updating and refreshing our training programme, it can be found here

Only 55% of you said that you keep up to date with learning from Serious Case Reviews. We will continue to send out key messages and deliver training so that we are learning from serious case reviews. We have published several SCR’s and have made the information accessible and available for you on our website. We also had the first of three SCR conferences which focussed on Neglect, 150 colleagues attended this event and the feedback was excellent. If you didn’t get a place at the event you can see all of the slides on the website.

Only 30% of you said that you were familiar with the working with uncooperative families – disguised compliance procedure. We have promoted the procedure through our newsletter and have delivered training sessions at practitioner forums. Following feedback we have also renamed the procedure to Working with Families who are Hard to Engage. Have you seen the procedure?

There were some new questions in the survey about the safeguarding hub. 55% of respondents have had contact with the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub in the past 6 months. Of this 55% half were confident or very confident that the hub is operating effectively. 18% were not confident. To respond to this, last September we held 6 Better Together Roadshows which explained about the work of the hub, thresholds and early help. You gave us great feedback on these events and asked if we would run them again and we will be. Look out for dates of the events in the LSCB newsletter.