As we reach the end of 2016 it seems a good time to reflect on some of the achievements the Board has made over the last twelve months.
It’s certainly been a busy year, with a new Procedures Manual introduced, three Serious Case Reviews published, a new Neglect Strategy and Toolkit launched and the creation of a system of Six Step Briefings to make the dissemination of learning from all levels of case reviews more straightforward, to name but a few of the larger pieces of work undertaken.
Taking all of that into account and the other work undertaken by the Board, I am confident that children and young people living in our county are safer now than they were 12 months ago and that is down to the hard work of everyone working with children in Northamptonshire.
One fantastic achievement we have received this month is from one of our training partners, the Virtual College who provide all our e-learning courses. As part of their 10 year celebrations we are pleased to have been given an award to recognise our ‘Positive Contribution to Learner Engagement’ as a result of our Training Challenge which has been used as a model of good practice by other LSCBs across the country. If you haven’t done so recently be sure to check our e-learning provision as it really does offer a fantastic range of courses to enhance your Continuous Professional Development.
With the holiday season already in full swing all that is left for me to do is wish you all a very Merry Christmas a Happy New Year and all the best for 2017 as we strive to make the county the safest place for children and young people to grow up and thrive.