Changing Professional Practice and Culture to Get it Right for Every Child - Full Report

DescriptionAn evaluation report of the development and early implementation phases of Getting it right for every child in Highland 2006 – 2009. Full Report
ISBN978-0-7559-8196
Official Print Publication DateNovember 2009
Website Publication DateNovember 23, 2009

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An Evaluation of the Development and Early Implementation Phases of Getting it right for every child in Highland: 2006 - 2009

November 2009

Prepared for the Scottish Government by Bob Stradling, Morag MacNeil and Helen Berry as Academic Evaluators, seconded from University of Edinburgh

ISBN 978 0 7559 8196 0

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Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

BACKGROUND: THE NEED FOR CHANGE
1. The National Context
2. The Pathfinder Approach
3. The Pathfinder Areas
4. The Pathfinder Evaluation

SHAPING THE HIGHLAND PATHFINDER
5. The Vision for Getting it right for every child
6. The Challenges Facing Highland at the Beginning of the Pathfinder Phase
7. The Scaffolding to Support the Implementation of the Vision
7.1 Communicating the vision
7.2 Governance
7.3 Strategic planning
7.4 Budgetary arrangements
7.5 The scaffolding for operationalising Getting it right in Highland
7.6 Signs of progress during the pathfinder phase
7.7 Emerging challenges during the pathfinder phase
Learning Points

DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING THE GIRFEC MODEL OF PRACTICE IN HIGHLAND
8. Intelligence Gathering
9. Business Process Mapping
10. Establishing Strategic Links
11. Information Sharing
12. Gatekeeping
13. Implementing the GIRFEC Practice Model
13.1 Background
13.2 Using the Child Concern Form to record unmet needs and concerns
13.3 Using the Well-being Indicators
13.4 Developing and maintaining children's Records and Plans
13.5 The role of the Lead Professional
13.6 The role of the Named Person
13.7 The interface between Lead Professionals and Named Persons
13.8 Are Named Persons taking on the role of Lead Professionals?
13.9 Assessment and planning
14. Steps Taken to Prepare and Involve Staff
14.1 Awareness raising
14.2 Training for managers and staff
14.3 Consultation and trialling
14.4 Signs of progress in engaging staff
14.5 Ongoing challenges in engaging staff
15. Steps Taken to Engage Children, Young People and Families
15.1 Consultations and feedback
15.2 Service-User participation in the assessment and planning process
15.3 Signs of progress in engaging children and families
15.4 Ongoing challenges in engaging children and families
16. Changing Professional Cultures
Learning Points

EMERGING OUTCOMES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
17. Introduction
18. Measuring Outcomes for Children and Young People within GIRFEC
19. The Means by which Outcome Data has been Collated and Analysed
20. Key Findings
20.1 Population measures
20.2 Summary and discussion of trends in the population outcomes
20.3 Findings from Highland's own survey of children and young people
20.4 Service-User outcomes
21. Signs of Progress towards an Outcomes-based Approach to GIRFEC
22. Areas for Development
23. Conclusions
Learning Points

CONCLUSIONS: THE GREEN SHOOTS OF CHANGE
24. Introduction
25. Indications of Green Shoots
25.1 Strategic changes
25.2 Changes in professional practice
25.3 Changes in professional cultures
25.4 Outcomes for children and young people
26. Ongoing Challenges
27. Further Dissemination of Findings

APPENDICES
Appendix 1: Methodology
Appendix 2: Well-being Indicators: towards a framework for identifying intermediate outcomes
Appendix 3: Mapping Getting it right for every child on to the National Performance Framework
Appendix 4: Timeline for Getting it right for every child in the Highland Pathfinder


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