Quality Assurance Framework
The role of the QPPA subgroup is to gain assurance that the quality of multi-agency work being undertaken with children and families is effective and of a consistently good quality throughout Sandwell, and that robust multi agency safeguarding arrangements are in place.
This is underpinned by the Quality Assurance Framework (QAF), which sets out a robust process for assessing the quality of the work undertaken with children and families. It outlines key assurance activities for the QPPA Sub Group and the expectations of partner agencies in assuring the SCSP that single and multi-agency work in Sandwell is effective in improving the lives of children and young people. The QAF is used to drive improvements in training, practice, policies and procedures and provides the underpinning structure to measure and gain assurance of this.
The QPPA subgroup has devised and agreed an outcomes based version of the Quality Assurance Framework, which was approved in May 2022. This will be underpinned by an implementation plan aligned to the SCSP priorities which will be reviewed on an annual basis.
The QAF can be viewed here.