In this edition of the Signs of Safety English Innovations Project (EIP) journal Bexley sets out a framework for sustainability that local authorities used to begin planning for the continuing journey of Signs of Safety implementation and practice development beyond the EIP. Looking at ongoing implementation the journal includes an outline of MTM’s sustainability services for all local authorities and other statutory agencies working with Signs of Safety including the regional Signs of Safety networks MTM is supporting at no cost to agencies. A research update from Kings and MTM anticipates the studies that will emerge from the EIP.
Munro, Turnell and Murphy (MTM) publish the Signs of Safety English Innovations Project (EIP) journal each quarter after the EIP leaders’ workshop. It reflects the exercises and questions and reflections of local authorities at the workshop.
The EIP journal is a valuable learning resource for all the staff of the participating local authorities as well as their partners and stakeholders, and MTM hopes, more broadly across England as all agencies look to drive continuous improvement in social care.
Signs of Safety – full implementation and key deliverables
Safety planning with safety networks focussed on everyday living arrangements
Case management alignment – the forms and processes matching the Signs of Safety practice
Further developing the Signs of Safety QA system and aligning QA with the practice approach
SEVENTH QUARTER ACHIEVEMENTS & CHALLENGES
LEARNING AND RESEARCH
MTM Action Research
- Evaluating complex systems puts the focus on how an intervention works in a specific context – unlike intervention-centred research in RCTs
- 10 different journeys in EIP2 – what are the key differences – in starting point, activities and end point?
SUSTAINING IMPLEMENTATION AND PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT – BEXLEY’S FRAMEWORK AND PLANNING
- Bexley is pushing ahead with a 3-year improvement programme using Signs of Safety as its practice framework
- Effective leadership is one key
- Making better use of the science is central
- The Bexley Framework for Sustainability and Practice Improvement is the result
All local authorities will prepare a sustainability plan, using either Bexley’s framework, an update to their Signs of Safety EIP implementation plan or their own version, to be available to MTM and other local authorities before the final leaders day in September 2019.
SIGNS OF SAFETY SUSTAINABILITY – MTM SERVICES
Over the coming year MTM will; support the transition of Signs of Safety to its new home, Elia International, by July 2020: