Quality assurance and performance improvement activities are key functions undertaken by all member organisations of Warrington Safeguarding Partnership.
As a multi-agency coordinated partnership we monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of what is done by our partners individually and collectively to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. Most importantly, the process of learning allows us to drive forward continuous improvements in practice.
Our activities include many key principles of learning:
- Understand child protection and safeguarding processes from the child’s perspective.
- Assessing the effectiveness and impact of the services being provided
- Quality assuring practice rigorously and in detail through examining cases through the use of audits to identify what worked well, what are we worried about, what needs to happen?
- Drive forward lasting improvements to services to safeguard children and families as a result of the actions from reviews and audits
- Foster transparency about issues and actions arising from those reviews and audits.
- Asking partners to self-evaluate.
The information collected through these activities informs the strategic priorities for the Partnership and our business plans. Warrington Safeguarding Partnership Quality Assurance group are responsible for coordinating this work, however there are strong links across Impact and Development group and Practitioners Forum to ensure learning, development and communication issues identified are addressed and implemented effectively.
Quality assurance framework
Warrington Safeguarding Partnership updated their quality assurance framework in September 2019.