In addition to its work on Serious Case Reviews, RBSCB also undertakes a quality assurance process through a rolling programme of audits, set out in the RBSCB Business Plan. The purpose of audit is to identify areas of good practice and areas of concern and to influence service improvement. Emerging themes provide a basis for further, more focused audit activity. There is a clear focus on impact and outcomes and recommendations from audit are compiled into a SMART action plan that is implemented through one of the Board’s sub groups.
Multi Agency Case File Audit
The MACFA is one method that the Safeguarding Board uses to track improvements and to identify areas for development. It involves a programme of in depth, themed audits, that take place throughout the year.
Audit 4 Focus Group – Intra familial sexual abuse
Audit 3 MACFA Missing/CSE
Audit 2 Rapid MACFA Early Help
Audit 1 Neglect Focus Group
MACFA 1 Domestic Abuse
MACFA 4 Early Help - Neglect Focus
MACFA 1 Thresholds
MACFA 2 Missing from Home
MACFA 3 Early Intervention