SILP is a tried and tested approach to reviewing cases, whether in the context of a serious case review or other form of learning activity.
SILP explores the professional’s view of the case at the time the events took place. It analyses significant events and deals not only with what happened but why it happened. SILP can show us what affected the practitioner’s actions and decision making at the time and what needs to change.
The SILP approach is rooted in systems methodology, with each review being scoped to offer a proportionate approach according to the requirements of the case. The systems focus reduces any notion of blame, and our trained SILP Lead Reviewers offer an expert approach to ensuring practitioner events invite participation without fear of being blamed for actions taken in good faith. Families and significant others are offered opportunities to engage with our reviews in a variety of ways. SILP reviews see equal value in learning from good practice highlight what went well.
Those who have worked with SILP have commented on the openness and honesty of the process, with more active engagement of practitioners and evidence of speedy and tangible changes ‘on the ground’.
SILP Lead Reviewer Course
SILP is a learning model which engages frontline staff and their managers in reviewing cases, focussing on why those involved acted in a certain way. It follows a systems methodology, as is required by Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013. SILP also highlights what is working well and patterns of good practice. For these reasons, the demand for SILP has grown and we are looking to train SILP reviewers.
Learn more about our training course here…