Ecology of judgement in child welfare and protection

Published on 25 Aug 2011

Report of a full-day seminar entitled, The ecology of judgement in child welfare and protection, which was held at the University of Stirling on the 19th October, 2010. The event was part funded by Iriss and organised by the Scottish Child Care and Protection Network (SCCPN).

The aim of the event was to bring together practitioners, policy makers, managers and researchers to discuss some emerging ideas about the impact of context, environment and systems on decision making practice in child welfare and protection and to identify future points of action for policy, practice and research.

Speakers included Duncan Helm, Autumn Roesch-Marsh and Dr Sheila Fish, who gave presentations on different aspects of the ecology of judgement.

Presentations were followed by workshops with participants. The report details the feedback from the workshop discussions, which included: Individual judgement and decision making: barriers to child-focused analysis; Improving group decision making practice; and Multi-agency systems approach to serious case reviews.

Seminar held 19th October 2010 at Stirling University.