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Getting it right for every child in Highland 2006 - 2009

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

Themed briefings from the evaluation
  • Lead Professionals and Named Persons
    Focuses on what enables these two key roles in the Getting it right approach to operate effectively and the challenges facing any service or agency which is preparing staff to take on these roles.
  • The Impact on Services and Agencies Part 1
    Focuses on how gearing up for Getting it right for every child has impacted on children's services in Highland and the systemic and structural changes that were introduced to support the implementation process. This also includes governance and strategic planning.
  • Record Keeping and Assessment of Children's Needs
    Focuses on how the Getting it right practice model was implemented in the Highland pathfinder, the impact this has had on professional practice across children's services and the challenges that still need to be addressed to ensure the model is fully embedded.
  • Implementing Getting it right for every child through a single trigger: Domestic Abuse
    Focuses on how four pathfinder areas approached the task of providing support for children and young people who experience domestic abuse in the family home: the development work, the implementation strategies, the impact on joint working, the emerging outcomes for victims and their families.
  • Outcomes for Children and Young People
    Focuses on the impact that the Getting it right approach has had in improving children's well-being and in improving their experience of children's services.
  • Greenshoots of Progress
    Focuses on how, less than two years after the pathfinder was initiated, the Getting it right approach is working and that professionals across the children's services and other agencies working with families, are beginning to embed the new processes in their day-to-day practice.
  • Quality Assurance and Monitoring
    Looks at the role that quality assurance, self evaluation and monitoring can play in supporting the implementation of Getting it right for every child.
  • The Impact on Services and Agencies Part 2
    Focuses on the extent to which the changes in practice and systems brought about by the implementation of Getting it right have made savings in terms of the workloads of key staff, numbers of meetings held, etc.
  • Engaging with Getting it right
    Reviews the appropriateness and effectiveness of the communication strategies deployed in support of the implementation process and on the effectiveness of the strategies used to consult with service users and to engage with individual children and their families in the assessment, planning and review processes.