Review of Birmingham City Council’s Adoption Service

Posted on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 @ 14:40

The research provided insight into the perception of families experience with the BCC adoption service, and highlighted opportunities to improve outcomes, to challenge conventional wisdom through the eyes of the customer and offer a different perspective. The outcomes of this short piece of research are being followed up by the Council. Download

Children's Services Single Assessment Processes

Posted on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 @ 14:34

This assignments was delivered on behalf of WM ADCS network to determine what work is taking place within the region and nationally around implementing a single assessment process for understanding Children and family needs. The project identified good practice both regionally and nationally and, through its recommendations, is assisting with developing options for a way forward in the region to the single assessment process. Download

Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) Research

Posted on Wed, 29 Oct 2014 @ 14:32

IEWM was asked by the MASH Pilot team in Birmingham to lead an evaluation of their pilot work with purpose of ‘assessing the effectiveness of the MASH approach in improving outcomes for children and young people’. A pilot MASH approach to delivering a shared service, focussed on safeguarding children, had been delivered between the Police family protection unit and Birmingham Children’s and Adult Mental Health Services in the southern locality of Birmingham. Download

Sandwell MASH delivers improvements for children's services - case study

Posted on Mon, 20 Oct 2014 @ 14:14

In December 2012 SMBC brought in private company iMPOWER to help drive improvements across children’s services alongside SMBC. As part of the overall improvement programme the need for a Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) was identified. The aim of creating a MASH was to deliver improved safeguarding and child protection decisions, specifically for children and victims of domestic abuse, through better informed decision making due to improved information sharing by partners, to ensure timely and proportionate interventions which meet the needs of vulnerable children and adults. Download