The Sandwell Children’s Safeguarding Partnership (SCSP) is working to continuously improve the lives and safety of children and young people in Sandwell. It is important that we assess the quality of the single and multi-agency work being delivered to ensure that it is effective in meeting the needs of children and families. This is achieved through the Quality Assurance work coordinated by SCSP through the Quality of Practice and Performance Sub Group. Effective quality assurance is a continuous learning cycle to bring about effective learning, sustained changes in practices and improved outcomes for children and families.
The overall aim of Quality Assurance is to ensure that multi-agency working in Sandwell is effective and to be able suggest improvements to influence continual development throughout the borough. Other aims from the quality assurance process are to evidence best practice, highlight suggestions for improvement, and demonstrate whether effective multi-agency working can be evidenced. Once suggestions for improvement are made, the quality assurance process must ensure information is disseminated so that lessons can be learnt, and improvements made. The final aim of the quality assurance process is to continually evaluate lessons learnt to ensure that improvements are being made for the lived experiences of children and families.