Letting Go Items

9. Goal Setting and Care Plans [CAPACITY ITEM]

This means creating a written Care Plan after reaching a specific Choice Point with the family. This is continuously reviewed in Partnership.

Is your rating? No (RED) = 0 Partial (AMBER) = 1 Yes (GREEN) = 2

If staff have clear new Core Partnership activity targets and stick to them, and you are in balance, then an internal waiting list to Partnership cannot develop. Effective Care Planning EXTENDS CAPACITY and LETS GO of FAMILIES (two of the 7 HELPFUL Habits) by making it easier to work in focus. This makes the work more effective and shorter- even if by one or two sessions. Families will be helped, more involved in their own change and staff will feel less stuck.

See Letting Go of Families in the Demand and Capacity section.

10. Peer group supervision [CAPACITY ITEM]

Small group discussion of on-going work in small groups (no more than 4 staff). You can either do this with different people each time (which Steve’s team likes) or have stable groups (Ann’s team). There are pro’s and con’s to each- do what works for you. This is in addition to any whole team discussion or individual supervision.

Is your rating? No (RED) = 0 Partial (AMBER) = 1 Yes (GREEN) = 2

Regular Peer group discussion increases your capacity, much in the way that effective Care Planning and Goals (Item 9) does. The more you work in focus and reflect on your skills and work etc. the more effective and shorter the work will be. Families will be helped and staff will feel less stuck.

There are lots of other positives to this small group discussion. It furthers cultural change, creates a learning culture and massively increases team support and relationships. So if you don’t have this, discuss in the CAPA leadership team how to start… Mandated, pilot with enthusiastic peer group?