How will we achieve this?
Our vision relies on all members of our team committing to the values and behaviours that will ensure we achieve our vision;
- Provide the right level of care and support where all children feel and are safe and have the opportunity to reach their full potential
- Capture the voice of the child and the family, and ensure they have the consistency of service and are involved in all the decisions that will affect them
- Ensure the workforce is well resourced, trained, supported to follow identified processes, in order to build positive relationships with families for sustainable change and decision making that is informed by good evidence and data
- Make sure Managers are supported, highly skilled and lead their teams with confidence, using sound information and intelligence
- Work alongside our statutory, voluntary and community sector partners to achieve success for our families
Creating Strong Communities
The four parts of the model are:
1) Restorative Practice
The purpose and principals of Restorative Practice are to improve and repair relationships between people and communities. We use it across all aspects of service delivery from front-line practice, to within our schools and youth justice and internally within HR and our leadership teams.
2) Signs of safety
The signs of safety approach is a strengths-based and safety-focused approach to social care work and is grounded in partnership and collaboration with families.
3) Outcomes-Based Accountability (OBA)
Outcomes-based accountability is a conceptual approach to planning services and assessing their performance that focuses attention on the results, or outcomes, that the services are intended to achieve.
In essence, OBA will be a way of recording “how much we are doing”, “how well we are doing it” and “has it made a difference”.
4) Family Group Conferencing
The Family Group Conference is where the whole family & extended family members can help make decisions about the best way to support the family and take care of their child. The family of the child and professional practitioners closely work together to make a decision that best meets the needs of the child. Across other areas of the country, they have successfully implemented this and seen significant results in the reduction of those children needing to be looked after.