Thursday, 26 September 2013

Sixteen principles - one summary

Here is the summary of the sixteen principles for better and safer child protection practice:

  1. Proceed with caution
  2. No more grand-scale top-down quick fixes
  3. Create a learning culture
  4. Drive out fear and develop a just culture
  5. Have the correct attitude to human error
  6. Give people space to learn and reward them for doing so
  7. Give people the tools with which they can learn and improve
  8. Listen to and learn from children and young people
  9. Communicate learning
  10. Stop pretending that inspectors know best
  11. Get rid of targets and target driven management
  12. Help managers to become supportive rather than directive
  13. Learn from elsewhere – indeed anywhere and everywhere
  14. Make learning incremental and cumulative
  15. Recruit and RETAIN people who can and will learn
  16. Minimise distractions, especially unnecessary bureaucracy and administration