EIP Journal – October 2019

Final Edition

This is the final edition of the Signs of Safety English Innovation Project (EIP) journal as the project concludes. The Munro, Turnell and Murphy (MTM) action research report will be published around March 2020 as will be the external evaluation by Kings College.

In this edition, each of the local authorities reflect on their EIP journey. MTM also fulfils the brief for reflection and analysis and looks ahead to the next chapter, sustaining progress and keeping connected through regional Signs of Safety networks, as well as continuing to evolve the Signs of Safety and its implementation.

This was the brief agreed to by local authorities and MTM at the prior leaders workshop:


And this of course has been the Signs of Safety England Innovation Project phase 2:

MTM has published the Signs of Safety English Innovation 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 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 children’s services.


Eighth and Final Quarter of EIP2 – Achievement & Challenges

Achievements by Local Authorities

  • Creating more consistency in agenda for CP conferences
  • Driving a focus on the next stepSigns of Safety basic training fully adopted to local practice
  • Completing 5-day training (visibility and modelling)
  • Through supervision, discussing and re-engaging a middle manager slightly disillusioned with the implementation within the borough
  • Resourcing agreed for Practice Development Advisor to sustain journey going forward & LCS sign off
  • City-wide managers meetings now always start with danger statement, mapping and scaling questions – modelling for our CSWs
  • Preparing to move forward – embedded harm matrix / our Network and Family Finding SAF

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Local Authority Presentations

Bexley

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Brent

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Bristol

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Leicestershire

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Lincolnshire

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Norfolk

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Suffolk

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West Sussex

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Wokingham

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MTM Reflections and the Close of This Chapter

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