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Creating an online ICS-compatible practice manual

Client: Hartlepool Borough Council  


Project:

The development of an online practice manual to provide all staff with an easily accessible comprehensive reference manual, fully compatible with the Integrated Children’s System,  which will equip them with the tools to undertake their work in accordance with legislation, statutory guidance and local procedures and practice guidance.  See the resource here: www.hcspm.org.uk 

Testimonial:

“Jo and her team have done an enormous amount of work in producing this innovative and comprehensive tool to support our practice. It very much achieves our original vision of bringing together procedures, practice guidance, quality standards and ICS guides into one easily accessible resource […]the final product far exceeds our expectations. I would like to formally thank Jo and her team for the work they have undertaken in producing this website for Hartlepool Safeguarding and Specialist Services and hope to do many more successful collaborations in the future.”   


 Sally Robinson, Assistant Director,
 Safeguarding and Specialist Services, Children's Services Department

 
 
  
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Successful projects

We have successfully delivered projects for the following authorities:

2015 -presentLondon Borough of Waltham Forest
Development and delivery of a comprehensive programme of practice training for the entire case-holding workforce of Waltham Children’s Services (the Strengthening Practice Programme)
2014 - presentResearch In PracticeProject Lead and lead author on RiP Supervision Change Project
2014 - presentMiddlesborough CouncilDelivery of targeted training modules to Children’s Services and Multi-agency staff (including LSCB), including: Child’s Journey; Listening to Children and Young People; Putting Analysis into Assessment - Defensible Decision-making; New Assessment Framework; Case Recording
2014 - presentSouth Tyneside Children’s and Adults’ Social Care
Development and delivery of a comprehensive Strengthening Managers Programme
2014-15Cumbria County Council Adults and Children's ServicesASYE coaching and mentoring programme for newly-qualified social workers
2013- presentRedcar & Cleveland Borough Council
Delivery of targeted training modules to Children’s Services and Multi-agency staff (including LSCB), including Graded Care Profile, Neglect, Risk Assessment, Voice of the Child, Parenting Capacity
2013 - presentNorthamptonshire
County Council
Development and delivery of best-practice workshops for Northamptonshire’s Children’s Services (the Strengthening Practice Programme)
2013 - presentSouth Tyneside CouncilDevelopment and delivery of a comprehensive programme of blended learning practice training for the entire case-holding workforce of South 

2013

Sutton

Delivery of practice improvement training + comprehensive review and rewrite of all Children’s Social Care policies and procedures

2013

Southampton

Online practice and procedures manual

2013

Kensington and Chelsea

Delivery of supervision training for supervisors and supervisees

 

2012

 

Cumbria County Council

Development and delivery of a comprehensive programme of blended learning practice training for the entire case-holding workforce of Cumbria Children’s Services (the Strengthening Practice Programme)

2012

Hartlepool

Interim Manager, Over 11s Team, Children’s Services

2012

Oxfordshire County Council

Review of ICT business and spatial data systems leading to the development of an improvement and efficiency implementation roadmap.

2012

Peterborough City Council

Development and delivery of best-practice workshops for Peterborough Children’s Services; review and gap analysis of existing CP 

2011Tees LSCB Boards

Development of a Tees-wide multi-agency online Child Protection Procedures Manual (consortium of four local authorities in the Northeast of England)

2011

Barnet

Online practice and procedures manual

2010

Surrey County Council

Online practice and procedures manual

 

2010

 
RiP

Development and delivery of best-practice seminars and workshops for national and local audiences

2010Buckinghamshire County Council

Continuous professional development training

 

2010

 
Hertfordshire County Council
Development and delivery of a comprehensive, blended learning training package for all levels of Children’s Services staff
2010

Barnet

Development and delivery of comprehensive training package for Children’s Services managers

2010

Milton Keynes Council

Introducing Common Assessment training

2009-2010 

UK Department for Children

Writing practice and policy guidance (Integration Children’s System Improvement Programme); Advisory Group for the text Children’s Needs – Parenting Capacity, 2nd Ed, pub. DCSF 2011

2009

Hartlepool

Development and delivery of a comprehensive, blended learning training package for all levels of Children’s Services staff

2009
BarnetEvaluation of ICS implementation and next steps planning

2008-09    

Essex

ICS practice training 

2009

Isle of Man 

Practice training 

 

 

Advisor ICS implementation 

2009

Hertfordshire 

Practice training, assessment and care planning 

 

 

Evaluation of effectiveness in multi-agency working in Child Protection conferences and core groups 

2009

Buckinghamshire 

Practice training

2008-09


Next steps - planning for the ICS journey

2009-09

Telford & Wrekin

Facilitation of management planning days for further ICS implementation

2008-09

Blackburn with Darwen

ICS training

2008-09

Hartlepool

Creation of online practice guidance manual



ICS practice training

2008-09

NCH

IT implementation project scoping and facilitation

2007 

Islington 

Evaluation of the ICS implementation 

2006-07 

Cumbria 

Mobile working pilot 

2006-07 

Wales 

CAF implementation 

2006 

Somerset 

Management away day, Facilitation on CAF 



ICS Practice training