The Programme includes: Current SAR, DHR and Mental Health Landscape
Achieving a common perspective and approach
How to deliver an active learning process – tools and techniques
What constitutes a good recommendation and reasonable action plan.
Draft Event Programme
The current SAR, DHR and Mental Health Homicide Landscape
Alan Wood Independent Review of LSCB – key messages
Old school SCR Panel approach versus New School ‘Learning Together’, SiLP, Systems Analysis, and After Action Review approaches (These approaches will be discussed in more detail later in the programme) Discussion about Chair experiences and current levels of satisfaction, and experiences across both schools
Achieving a common perspective
The core requirements across the spectrum of independent reviews (SCR, SAR, NHS SI, DHR) are the same therefore it makes sense that across the spectrum of serious case reviews performed that the process takes the best of all the approaches available to achieve:
A proportionate process
Acknowledgment of where case management met (or exceeded) the standards required, and/or fell below these and why
Clearly articulated local learning opportunities
A dynamic local and national learning environment which optimises frontline professional and employee participation in the process In this session we will look at an approach that may assist in sharpening scope and terms of reference associated with the SAR process, and provide opportunity to think more carefully about the right approach to the SAR on a case by case basis.
Overview – how to deliver an active learning process – tools, techniques, ideas etc. In this session there will be focused presentations about:
The working relationship between the Chair and the Independent Author
Consideration of Chair and Independent Author as a single role
Tools and techniques that can be employed
Key features of interactive approaches that focus on optimal contact with staff involved in the case management
What constitutes a good recommendation?
What constitutes a reasonable action plan?
Feedback on locally published and contemporary SAR report In this session attendees will feedback their thoughts on a locally published and contemporary SAR report. Chairs will be asked to reads this in advance of the workshop and come ready with their thoughts about:
Clarity about what: Was reasonable – good about agency case management and inter agency working Could have been improved
Fell seriously below the standards of the time and contributed to what happened in terms of lost opportunity for prevention based on what was known, what reasonable ought to have been known, and what was done ‘at the time’
The recommendations made and their likelihood of achieving measurable and sustainable change