44 episodes

Conscious review professionals already know reviews are about learning not blame. Whether you are involved in Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews, Domestic Homicide Reviews or Safeguarding Adult Reviews, the chances are you also know there’s scope for our learning and improvement work to get better. In 'The Safeguarding and Domestic Abuse Sector Podcast' you can expect my thoughts, musings and insights on what sector led improvement can look like. Plus, I will introduce you to professionals who are taking action and can inspire us in an incredibly positive way. In this space we will reside in a place of possibility. No burnout. No decisions that ‘reviews don’t work’. Join me weekly for connection and motivation to create a tidal wave of positive impact. Expect honesty, openness for learning and key takeaways to implement in reviews and beyond.

The Safeguarding and Domestic Abuse Sector Podcast Donna Ohdedar

    • Government
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Conscious review professionals already know reviews are about learning not blame. Whether you are involved in Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews, Domestic Homicide Reviews or Safeguarding Adult Reviews, the chances are you also know there’s scope for our learning and improvement work to get better. In 'The Safeguarding and Domestic Abuse Sector Podcast' you can expect my thoughts, musings and insights on what sector led improvement can look like. Plus, I will introduce you to professionals who are taking action and can inspire us in an incredibly positive way. In this space we will reside in a place of possibility. No burnout. No decisions that ‘reviews don’t work’. Join me weekly for connection and motivation to create a tidal wave of positive impact. Expect honesty, openness for learning and key takeaways to implement in reviews and beyond.

    Key Findings of the Analysis of Domestic Homicide Reviews with Gaynor Mears & Davina James-Hanman

    Key Findings of the Analysis of Domestic Homicide Reviews with Gaynor Mears & Davina James-Hanman

    The Key Findings from Analysis of Domestic Homicide Reviews analysed 124 DHRs reviewed by the Home Office in the 12 months from October 2019.  Today’s episode allows you to access the workshop with Gaynor & Davina, 2 of the authors.
     
    This episode is important listening whether you work in the world of Domestic Homicide Reviews, Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews or Safeguarding Adults Reviews. Domestic abuse clearly features within all of these reviews, & there is data within this analysis which we all need to know about. For instance:
    46% of the victims had been the target of a perpetrator previously, almost always their previous partner.
     
    In 64% of the DHRs aggravating factors were identified, with coercive control being the most common.
     
    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
    To book an informal discussion with our Head of Enrolment, Robin Harper-Coulson please click here
    Join us for our FREE podcast live on 19th September with Jonanthan Dickens, 5 Misconceptions About Recurring Themes in Reviews. Click here to sign up
    Join us for our FREE podcast live on 27th September, Robust Reviews Using Appreciative Inquiry Techniques. Click here to sign up
    Click here to access the Key Findings publication ref James-Hanman, Kerss, Ruskin, Mears, March 2022
     
    Engagement + proportionality + strengths = SILP

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Ep 010 The Challenges of Commissioning Reviews with Robin Harper Coulson

    Ep 010 The Challenges of Commissioning Reviews with Robin Harper Coulson

    Balancing the budget whilst ensuring the quality of reviews is a challenge for any commissioner of reviews. In this conversation with Robin Harper-Coulson, ex Business Manager of a Safeguarding Children Partnership, we learn more about one partnership whose journey includes the full range of experiences.

    Listen in to hear how an unhelpful review led one partnership on the journey to find quality & ultimately to creating in house expertise to conduct reviews. This conversation will be of interest to anyone who works in the world of child safeguarding practice reviews, safeguarding adults reviews or domestic homicide reviews.

    Click here to book an informal discussion with our Head of Enrolment, Robin Harper Coulson.
    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 our more about SILP School here
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    Sign up here for our free podcast live in August with Gaynor Mears, OBE 'Key Findings from the Analysis of Domestic Homicide Reviews' 
    Sign up here for our free podcast live in September with Jonathan Dickens '5 Misconceptions About Recurring Themes in Reviews'
    About Robin:
    Robin Harper-Coulson is a qualified Social Worker and has worked in organisations providing voluntary and statutory services to children, young people, families, parents, and adults for over 40 years. His experience derives from a number of diverse roles he has undertaken during his career as a youth worker, voluntary sports coach, safeguarding lead, residential child care officer and manager, children’s social worker, training and development officer, strategic workforce lead, children’s workforce development manager and as the strategic business manager within three Local Safeguarding Children Boards/Partnerships. 
    Engagement + proportionality + strengths = SILP

    • 46 min
    Ep 009 Reviews that Generate Learning for Organisational Leaders with Natasha Rennolds

    Ep 009 Reviews that Generate Learning for Organisational Leaders with Natasha Rennolds

    Relatively few review recommendations are aimed at organisational leaders. But they have the power to create change just as the frontline do. If we ignore this, we are missing part of the puzzle. 

    Creating a culture of confidence & support for professionals to tackle the challenges of safeguarding is worth investing in. So I suggest this conversation will be useful for anyone who works in the world of safeguarding or domestic abuse or who has an interest in it.
    About Natasha Rennolds:
    Natasha is at the University of East Anglia mainly as a PhD Researcher in Education exploring how staff and young people build and sustain relationships in different learning environments, what impacts the ‘doing’ of the relationships and how learning comes to be recognised. Her motivation to undertake the research was based on 30 years of experience working with young people, families and professionals, and thinking about how relationships are crucial to safeguarding.

    You can contact Natasha through Twitter at @DreamkeyInfo and @R4Ppod
    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.
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    Find Donna on LinkedIn
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    Engagement + proportionality + strengths = SILP

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep 008 What Happens After a High Profile Tragedy & Why it Matters with Ray Jones

    Ep 008 What Happens After a High Profile Tragedy & Why it Matters with Ray Jones

    The stereotypes surrounding safeguarding professionals are never helpful. But they are brought into sharper focus after a high profile. The way leaders react makes such a difference. Then the media’s response will shape the way the public sees the sector. Is this all just inevitable, or do we each have a part to play?
    The conversation is worthy of a listen for anyone who works in the world of safeguarding or domestic abuse or who has an interest in it.
    About Ray Jones:
    Dr Ray Jones is Emeritus Professor of Social Work at Kingston University and St. George's, University of London, and a registered social worker.
    From 1992 to 2006 he was director of social services in Wiltshire. He was the first chief executive of the Social Care Institute for Excellence, and has been deputy chair and chair of the British Association of Social Workers. From 2008 to 2016 he was professor of social work at Kingston University and St George's, University of London.
    He has been a visiting professor at the University of Exeter and at the University of Bath and is an honorary fellow of the University of Gloucestershire. He has led inquiries following the deaths of children and adults, from 2009 to 2013 was chair of Bristol's Safeguarding Children Board, and from 2010 until 2016 oversaw child protection improvement in Salford, Torbay, the Isle of Wight, Sandwell and Devon.
    Ray is a regular press columnist and media commentator, has frequently given evidence to Parliamentary Select Committees, and in 2017 he received the Social Worker of the Year Award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Social Work'. In 2021 he received an honorary doctorate in civil law from the University of East Anglia and in 2022 was appointed to undertake the independent review of children's social care in Northern Ireland.
    ‘The Story of Baby P, Setting the Record Straight’, Ray Jones, available on amazon
    University of Kingston & St Georges Professor Ray Jones - Academic profiles - Kingston University London 
    Community Care, 2018 Ray Jones: ‘I see what is happening to children like me now and that fires me up’ (communitycare.co.uk)
    About Donna: 
    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.
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    Find Donna in her FREE Facebook group
    Engagement + proportionality + strengths = SILP

    • 40 min
    Ep 007: What it Means to be Trauma Informed with Dr Jessica Taylor

    Ep 007: What it Means to be Trauma Informed with Dr Jessica Taylor

    Dive in this week if you are ready for a conversation that will make you think. What happens when we look at the individuals we work with through a new lens? Without labels & baggage, removing all the bias & predetermined views we might formulate when we look at their records.
    This approach isn’t only for what we do in the day job. It applies all the time, but most of us don’t see it as relevant for ourselves.
    The conversation is a must listen for anyone, whether you have an interest in learning & improvement work or not.
    About Dr Jessica Taylor:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-jessica-taylor-5667351b2
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrJessTaylor
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jessicaforenpsych/
    Website: https://www.victimfocus.org.uk/
    Book: Sexy but Psycho
    About Donna: 
    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.
    SILP Assessment
    SILP School
    Find Donna on LinkedIn
    Find Donna on Twitter
    Find Donna in her FREE Facebook group
    Engagement + proportionality + strengths = SILP

    • 52 min
    Ep 006 An Inside Look at a Partnership’s Learning Activity With Amanda Gillard

    Ep 006 An Inside Look at a Partnership’s Learning Activity With Amanda Gillard

    Now here’s a golden opportunity to hear in detail exactly what a partnership does when they make a clear decision to put the practitioner at the heart of their learning activity.
    How do you prioritise learning from strengths without leaving behind what needs to change? What difference does it make when a chair practices active listening compared to the one who over steers?
    We leave no stone unturned. We tackle head on the situation in which the same issue comes up for review again & again. Plus considering how national thematic learning can be embedded locally.
    & you know I simply had to ask the question about longer v the shorter overview report.
    The conversation has a focus on partnership activity related to Local Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews. However, anyone interested in partnership working may want to listen in.
    About Amanda:
    Amanda Gillard is a Practice learning and review manager at the London Borough of Bexley.
    About Donna: 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.
    SILP Assessment
    SILP School
    Find Donna on LinkedIn
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    Find Donna in her FREE Facebook group
    Engagement + Proportionality + Strengths = SILP

    • 56 min

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