Templates have been created to support the Self Evaluation Framework for this year. The templates have been adapted by using feedback from the process and product last year, considering good practice shared by other pilot regions and has been reviewed by volunteer DCSs.

This years process represents a more targeted approach, with separate shorter sharper templates accommodating; Social Care, Education (including SEND), Youth Justice and Early Help. A further change we have been able to incorporate this year is a word limit for individual responses. As our learning suggests that fewer words and more analysis makes for SEFs which are clearer for you and your teams and easier to use for improvement.

Please can you download templates (using the link below) as appropriate and forward completed SEFs by Friday 19th October 2018 to wmadcs@solihull.gov.uk , if easier please feel free to send completed SEF documents for the individual elements on a staggered basis before the 19th October 2018. As per last year, advice is where possible to; keep responses brief and relevant, use bullet points where appropriate. It is also acceptable for LAs to provide supporting documentation/information as necessary.

Please note the Governance Board meets next on 28th September and will be considering what moderation and peer challenge is required following the SEF completion – more to follow shortly.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at wmadcs@solihull.gov.uk should you have any queries.




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