A fundamental principle of SILP is the independence of the lead reviewer. We have a team of trained SILP Lead Reviewers who have passed our accredited course and remain updated via annual refresher training. They have access to group supervision and our online resource centre. SILP Lead Reviewers may be independent or employed. We arrange all SILP commissions, offering reviews conducted by :
- One or two Independent Lead Reviewers
- One Independent Lead Reviewer and one Employed Lead Reviewer
(from the commissioning organisation or another organisation)
- One Employed Lead Reviewer under reciprocal arrangements.
The cases we are dealing with are increasingly complex and we welcome the notion of making each review robust yet proportionate in all the circumstances. We discuss and agree at the start of each commission whether there is a need for one or two lead reviewers, depending on the nature of the review.
We are committed to maintaining our reputation for quality and we operate a resolution procedure under which those who commission us can ask us to consider the quality of the work produced. If we consider further work is necessary to meet our required standards we will arrange this.
You will see why we insist that if a review is not arranged by us, it’s not a SILP under the terms of our registered trademark.