Learning from Experience
Our Safeguarding Children Partnership (OSCP) for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is committed to the principle that reflective practice, or learning from experience, is essential for achieving high standards for children and young people. A clear learning from experience procedure that reflects on examples of good and poor operational practice is a vital method for continually improving the effectiveness of services in helping and protecting children and young people.
In order to facilitate multi-agency learning, OSCP established a multi-agency Learning from Experience Review procedure (LfER) for reviewing multi-disciplinary practice and how the system worked in cases that fall below the threshold for local child safeguarding practice reviews (LCSPRs).
In line with the principle of ‘learning not blaming’, this procedure is an opportunity for the practitioners involved in a case to reflect together on what worked well, what if anything caused concern, and whether there is anything we can do, together, to strengthen safeguarding practice and/or the system.