The Barnet Safeguarding Children Partnership

Learning and Improvement Framework

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The Learning and Improvement Framework [LIF] outlines how the partnership intends to monitor, evaluate and quality assure safeguarding arrangements and services for children and young people in Barnet.

The partnership has a number of key quality assurance functions including:

  • assessing the effectiveness of help being provided to children and families, Including early help;
  • assessing compliance of agencies against statutory duties;
  • undertaking reviews including: serious case reviews, practice reviews, serious incidents;
  • delivering multi-agency training in the protection and care of children ensuring that it is effective and evaluated regularly for impact on management and practice;
  • developing multiagency policies and procedures and thresholds that support partnership working and meet statutory guidelines;
  • enabling effective learning and improvement across the partnership drawn from serious case reviews, management reviews and reviews of child deaths.

The aim of the LIF is to support the partnership to deliver its’ quality assurance and learning functions and will:

  • ensure the BSCP fulfils its statutory obligations;
  • ensure that the outcomes from reviews and other learning opportunities are used to influence practice development;
  • support a culture of continuous improvement and learning;
  • ensure that pathways are in place which identify the link between learning outcomes and improved services;
  • ensure that single and multi-agency training and learning is consistently audited and reviewed to ensure best quality and that learning form this is used to develop training programmes accordingly;
  • seek the views of children and families experience of services;
  • use performance monitoring to assess the performance of all partners against core priority areas including:
  • Right Plan Right Time (thresholds)
  • improve assessments for children
  • improve planning for children
  • improve the timeliness of interventions.


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