WSCB Virtual Frontline Practitioner Group
What is the purpose of the group?
The WSCB Virtual Frontline Practitioner Group ensures that the voice of frontline practitioners is heard and informs the work of the WSCB.
The group is made up of multi-agency professionals from various organisation’s and job roles who undertake 4 thematic pieces of work each year.
How is the group coordinated?
The committee is coordinated via email and supported with use of the Virtual College tool and/or electronic questionnaires as a mechanism to send information and record feedback. Members of the group receive an annual work plan which includes completion dates for each piece of work. This is to support practitioners with allocating time to complete the tasks.
How are themes identified?
Themes are identified by learning from case reviews, multi-agency audits and consultation with frontline practitioners.
In 2017, the group completed pieces of work in the following areas:
- Polices and Procedures
- Application of Thresholds
- Safeguarding Training
- Neglect and the Graded Care Profile
The themes identified for 2018 are:
- Voice of Children and Young People
- Early Help and Early Intervention
- Managing Allegations
- Harmful Practices
The full timetable is embedded below.
Findings and Learning
Throughout 2018, this page will include key findings and learning from the work undertaken by the group.
Topic 1 – Voice of Children & Young People
How to join
If you are a frontline practitioner and you are interested in joining the group or would like to find out more, please e-mail Kat Ryan, WSCB Quality Auditor.