How do you avoid the inevitable sense of overwhelm that pervades at the start of a thematic review? In this workshop we consider methodologies that enable the review to maintain its focus on the high level ideas. 

There are other challenges around these reviews remaining inclusive & to bring them to conclusion in a timely way.

Today’s episode allows you to access a summary of the workshop I offered alongside Kate Spreadbury, which considers these challenges. 

This episode is important listening whether you work in the world of Domestic Homicide Reviews, Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews or Safeguarding Adults Reviews. 

About Kate Spreadbury:

Kate Spreadbury is an independent social worker specialising in adult safeguarding, has worked as a local authority adult safeguarding lead and with Safeguarding Adults Boards to review and develop policy and practice.  Co-author of the Adult Safeguarding Practice Handbook [Kate Spreadbury & Rachel Hubbard] & has been influential in bringing various practice issues and institutional barriers to the fore. Kate has authored thematic reviews for Gloucestershire & Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Boards & co-authored the Analysis of Safeguarding Adults Reviews 2017-2019 [Preston Shoot, Braye, Spreadbury, Preston, Allen]


About Donna Ohdedar:
Donna has 16 years public sector experience, including her last role as Head of Law for a leading metropolitan authority. Now a safeguarding adviser & trainer, Donna is involved in serious case reviews in both children’s and adults’ safeguarding, domestic homicide and is a SILP Reviewer and Mentor. Donna offers ‘SILP School’ her university accredited training course, CPD for reviewers & a free online network for leaders in review practice


Find out more about SILP School here

Find out how to work with me one to one here

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