Learning and Improvement Framework
Central Bedfordshire Local Safeguarding Children Board’s Learning and Improvement Framework has been in place since February 2013 and has been reviewed and updated regularly. Working Together 2015 requires that ‘Local Safeguarding Children Boards' (LSCBs) should maintain a local learning and improvement framework which is shared across local organisations who work with children and families. This framework should enable organisations to be clear about their responsibilities, to learn from experience and improve services as a result’.
Each local framework should support the work of the LSCB and their partners so that:
- reviews are conducted regularly, not only on cases which meet statutory criteria, but also on other cases which can provide useful insights into the way organisations are working together to safeguard and protect the welfare of children;
- reviews look at what happened in a case, and why, and what action will be taken to learn from the review findings;
- action results in lasting improvements to services which safeguard and promote the welfare of children and help protect them from harm; and
- there is transparency about the issues arising from individual cases and the actions which organisations are taking in response to them, including sharing the final reports of Serious Case Reviews (SCRs) with the public.
This is a cycle of reviewing, understanding what has happened and why, what action needs to be taken to learn from the reviews, learning, embedding learning and reviewing again.