Data alone cannot assure the Partnership that its efforts to foster consistent practice and partnership working is having a positive impact on outcomes for children and young people. However, when taken together with audit findings and case reviews a greater understanding emerges.
Multi-agency case audits
Warrington Safeguarding Partnership undertakes multi-agency case audit days a minimum of twice a year. It also plans to undertake an annual audit day with Warrington Safeguarding Adult Board to explore learning across both partnerships.
These audit days allow the partnership to assess the quality of the safeguarding work being undertaken, with a specific focus on multi-agency working.
All agencies involved with the partnership through the Strategic Group, Quality Assurance Group and Impact Group are invited to attend as audit facilitators. This broad range of individuals are able to evaluate, reflect and learn from the cases being audited.
A key part of the day are the reflective case discussions which take place with the practitioners who have worked directly with the children and families.
Future audits also plan to engage with the families and children directly to gather their views on the work being undertaken.
Most audits are based on a theme. The theme is chosen by the Warrington Safeguarding Partnership based on priorities identified in their business plan or in response to specific areas of concern or emerging themes. Previous audits have been undertaken around the themes of fabricated and induced illness and early help.
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