Multi agency information sharing session

As a project we have felt it to be important to try and share information with other agencies about our work to safeguard children in Gwynedd. This has been done in various ways: through creating the website, creating bulletins and through arranging multi agency information sharing sessions. Holding such an event gives us the opportunity to explain further what the model is aiming to achieve and other professionals’ roles in making it successful.

Group mentoring sessions

As a project we recognised the benefits in arranging group sessions for frontline workers, and the mentor has been responsible for establishing and facilitating these. Groups are convened in order to explore experiences of practice and opportunities for growth.

1:1 mentoring sessions

When creating the Effective Child Protection Model, it was considered a key element of the project to have a practice leader who could mentor the frontline social workers with regard to understanding the different components of the model, and also with embedding training into practice.

‘Positive Risk Management and Effective Child Protection’ - Learning and Peer Support Event – City Hall, Cardiff

Wales Government arranged a national conference to discuss the Assembly’s work on its vision to see less children in Wales in care.

Dafydd Paul was asked to present Gwynedd’s work to the Conference.  The Conference provided an opportunity for participants to see the work of Neath Port Talbot Local Authority’s work on outcome focussed practice as well as presentations from IPC on parents with learning disabilities.  Glasgow Council presented the keynote presentation on their work on Looked After Children reduction.

All Wales Outcomes Mentors Network Day

Several individuals involved in the project attended the first All Wales Outcomes Mentors Network Day held in Powys.

Following on from the ‘Mentoring & Coaching leaders of the transformational change’ training, this event held by Social Care Wales provided an opportunity to share good practice, and network and liaise with other professionals from across the Country.  Its aim was to support mentors of the collaborative conversations and outcome focussed approach across Wales.

Neath Port Talbot Children Services Learning Event – Outcomes Focused Practice in Children’s Services

Several individuals involved in the project attended a Learning Event organised by Neath Port Talbot Children’s services and Social Care Wales in Margam. Neath Port Talbot Children’s Services shared their story about the journey they have taken with Outcomes Focused Practice.