Overview reports have been criticised for revealing unnecessary detail about the family. The material remains in the public domain for a lengthy period. There is a clear family rights perspective. In SILP we reduce story telling in overview reports to a minimum. Our training and mentoring programme is unequivocal in its approach.

But should we use the story when we disseminate learning?

Safeguarding partners can demonstrate how they are learning from reviews without telling stories. We can understand the results they are achieving locally without compromising the family’s confidentiality.

So is it ever relevant to use the story? Is it defensible?

Asking your practitioners to consider strategic learning objectives over their tuna sandwich may be a turn off. The key to engaging them more effectively lies in harnessing the power of stories.

From healing disease, to impacting the world of corporate leadership or purely boosting buy in for market research, the power of story telling is a proven, research based technique.

SILP dissemination events use the anonymised story, which is told by those who have developed a knowledge of the case, the practitioners and the family. It offers a unique experience to understand how events unfolded and why.

We want you to see the difference. SILP reviews commissioned by newsletter subscribers between now and 1 September 2019 will include a FREE dissemination event. Visit & follow the ‘contact tab’. Add your name & use the code DISSEMINATION2019 in the message section. If you are not yet a subscriber contact us by return of email and we will arrange this to enable you to use the offer.

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