Reviews with an appreciative focus incorporate 3 intertwining strands from a variety of established theoretical & practical backgrounds. These are embedded within 4 pillars of an appreciative review. The model we have adopted in SILP reviews can be found in the link below. An appreciative focus can be applied to Domestic Homicide Reviews, Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews or Safeguarding Adults Reviews. It’s a focus which, whether we choose to adopt it or not, we all need to know about as we know it drives up engagement & motivation for change.
About Donna Ohdedar: Donna has 16 years public sector experience, including her last role as Head of Law for a leading metropolitan authority. Now a safeguarding adviser & trainer, Donna is involved in serious case reviews in both children’s and adults’ safeguarding, domestic homicide and is a SILP Reviewer and Mentor. Donna offers ‘SILP School’ her university accredited training course, CPD for reviewers & a free online network for leaders in review practice.
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Download the model we have adopted in SILP reviews here.
Engagement + proportionality + strengths = SILP